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Youngest Trader, Only Female and Second-Ever African American Woman at the New York Stock Exchange

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At 22 years old, Lauren Simmons shattered the glass ceiling and made history by being the youngest and only full-time female equity trader on Wall Street for Rosenblatt Securities. Affectionately called the “Wolfette of Wall Street,” Simmons was also the second African American woman in history to hold the prestigious title. Since Lauren’s departure from the trading floor, she is now a multifaceted entrepreneur, an author, personal finance expert, global motivational speaker, producer, and director. She was also named to Harper’s Bazaar’s “Woman Who Dare” 2019 list. Currently, Simmons is executive producing a biopic of her life story with AGC studio – starring Kiersey Clemons and scheduled to release in summer 2021. Additionally, Lauren is the host of Going Public a new financial tv series on Entrepreneur.com coming out spring 2021.

First African American Female Combat Pilot

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Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour is a former United States Marine Corps officer who was the first African American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and the first African American female combat pilot in the US Armed Forces. She created a “Zero to Breakthrough Mentality” to ensure success in business and in life and is the author of the book, Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter. Frequently appearing on Oprah Winfrey, CNN, Tavis Smiley, and NPR among other outlets, Vernice's fresh style and presentation methods have inspired, motivated, and energized hundreds of organizations and individuals to see obstacles as opportunities and conquer them at full speed. Through her keynote talks, executive and group coaching, seminars, and executive retreats, she impacts organizations and individuals with an understanding of the passion and leadership required to excel.
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