Graduated from  Kennesaw State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in genetics and a minor in statistics, Simmons originally aspired to go into genetic counseling. She made a decision to put that on hold. What had not changed, however, was her passion to move to New York City, where networking led her to meet Richard Rosenblatt, the CEO of Rosenblatt Securities. Beyond her many qualifications, it was ultimately Simmons’ confidence that led Rosenblatt to take her under his wing as an Equity Trader.  The job wasn’t completely hers; she still had to pass the series 19. This test had an 80% fail rate. Lauren studied the book cover-to-cover for a month straight and successfully passed on her first try.

Lauren Simmons made history, At  22 years old, the youngest female on the floor and became the second-ever African American woman working as a trader at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 225 years..  Since her story broke Lauren Simmons has been featured in ABC, CNBC, CNN, and Fox to name a few.  Politico has named Lauren, “The Women of Impact 2018”. Harper Bazaar named her Women Who Lead 2019.

Lauren, the brand has been recognized by Hollywood, as AGC studio will be doing a film based on her life coming out summer 2020.  Lauren is the executive producer on the project and staring Kiersey Clemons will portray her in the movie.  Additionally, Lauren received endorsements from Invisalign, Ford Motor Company, Club Pilates and LinkedIn. Was the face of Express clothes for fall 2019.

Lauren actively tours the world sharing her story, continuing to be an advocate for D&I in male dominated spaces. She also empowers other the importance of financial freedom. She is also working on her first publication focused on women, and millennial in finance.

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