"The Wolfette of Wallstreet"
Affectionately known as the "Wolfette Of Wall Street," at 22, Lauren Simmons made history becoming the youngest trader on the NYSE floor, and second African-American female trader to work on the exchange in over 228 years. After earning her badge on the trading floor, Lauren has successfully grown her brand and is a global motivational speaker, author, producer and host. Lauren’s perspective is one of a kind. And because of her insights she has inspired and empowered countless women, minorities, millennials and gen Zers regarding the world of finance and financial wellness. Living a financially wealthy life isn’t just about making the money but it’s the holistic lifestyle that goes with it. Get your mind right, your body right, and making your money move. She is a credible expert beyond social media. Lauren has no interest in just being viral on social media and it shows because she transcends all media platforms. She is at the intersection of finance and entertainment, and does so effortlessly. Read More >
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Lauren shares her story from zero to one where she incorporates having all odds against her. Through perseverance, the power of the mind, and being open to opportunities, she landed a role at the NYSE, in which made history. She shares her personal journey growing up in Georgia, having a disabled twin brother, and what her brother and mother instilled in her to get her to achieve her biggest dreams.
This is Lauren’s experience of being on the trading floor as well as other work environments and using what makes you different as power to be great in your role. She discusses breaking the mindset of others, how all corporations should be open to diversity and inclusion, and the changes that were made after Lauren came to the trading floor.
Lauren wants to empower women, minorities, gen zer’s, and millennials surrounding the conversation of financial wellness. This is not limited to investing in the stock market, but other avenues to save, as well as how financial wellness relies heavily on the power of the mind.
Lauren offers audiences tools to network as well as how to be okay with being told “no.” She also gives tips on having your first job and furthering your career through the power of networking.
"It was amazing! We LOVED Lauren. She did an excellent job of talking about how she leaned on her faith during her keynote."
"I'm encouraged that you're going after your dreams and are succeeding! Continue being a leader and model for all women."
"Thank you for sharing with us this morning on the topic of sharing the torch. I have so many takeaways."
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