This Kennesaw State Grad Is Breaking The Glass Ceiling On Wall Street
There are some famous statues on Wall Street: the Charging Bull, the Great Bear and another one that went viral last year on social media — a young girl, chin up, hands firmly on her hips. She's the Fearless Girl, and she now has some company in New York's male-dominated financial district. Lauren Simmons became the only full-time female floor broker at the New York Stock Echange in March, when she joined Rosenblatt Securities. She's from Marietta, Georgia and a graduate of Kennesaw State University.On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott speaks with Lauren Simmons.
At 23, Simmons is the youngest trader on the floor of the Stock Exchange. She is also the second African-American woman ever to work full-time as a trader there. We spoke with her about how she went from pre-med at Kennesaw State, to finance in New York, and how she thinks the industry will change with the NYSE's first woman president Stacey Cunningham.