Image Credit: Instagram/lasimmons
Image Credit: Instagram/lasimmons

Lauren Simmons made history as the youngest full-time female trader on Wall Street at age 22. She was also the second African American woman equity trader since the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) was established in 1792.

“In 2017 I said no to limiting beliefs so I could say yes to shattering glass ceilings and making history. I continue to bet on myself and stand above all the no’s people throw my way. Frankly, I thrive on people who doubt me,” Simmons shared on Instagram.

Simmons’ story went viral. She garnered media attention and a plethora of speaking engagements. However, the young trader was only earning $12,000 per year from her full-time job.

For the full story, visit Black Enterprise | News.

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