Simmons Lauren

Lauren Simmons

Vice President of Investment Risk

CTRL USA, USA

Graduating 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.

“Being a trader, you make decisions within microseconds,” Simmons said on meeting Rosenblatt, “so I think for him, even for me, the choice of coming onto the trading floor made sense immediately.”

The job wasn’t completely hers; she still had to pass the series 19. This test has a pass rate of 20% in a class of 10. She studied the book cover to cover for a month straight. Lauren Simmons made history. At 23 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). Since her story broke Lauren Simmons has been featured in ABC, CNBC, CNN, and Fox to name a few. She has toured over 5 different countries. And is currently an executive producer on her upcoming film adaptation of her life story starring Kiersey Clemons and produced by AGC studios. Lauren has recently become VP of a private equity firm. She hopes to continue sharing her message with other women and youth to not be risk adverse and continue to break many more glass ceilings.

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The Power of Being the Only Woman in the Room

Lauren Simmons | CTRL USA, USA

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