Lauren Simmons went viral after making history as the youngest full-time female trader on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), reports Black Enterprise. Her story also inspired many African-American women all over the world. She was the second Black woman equity trader since the NYSE was established more than two hundred years ago.
After reportedly earning less than $25,000 per year as a stock trader, Simmons left her job and carved out her own lane. Hollywood picked up her story and is now producing a film about the young trader. She’s also working with Entrepreneur.com to debut the new digital series, “Going Public.” The interactive series will give diverse entrepreneurs a chance to pitch investors and become a publicly traded company. In addition, Simmons has partnered with Spotify for “Mind, Body, Wealth,” which premiered last month.