Lauren Simmons has no patience for stereotypes. After all, she has put a few myths to bed herself. As a young African-American woman with a taste for colourful clothing, she hardly fits the briefcase-and-suit cliché you may imagine for the typical financial expert. For two years, from 2017 to the end of 2018, she was the only female stockbroker on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). At the age of 22, she was the youngest woman in the history of Wall Street – and only the second African-American woman. Lauren Simmons, now 25, had to fight tooth and nail to earn a little respect in her industry, having had no previous experience in the world of finance. The determined American had written and sent out applications to over a hundred companies before she finally got a job as a trader at the prestigious Rosenblatt Securities. Nowadays, Simmons no longer works at the stock exchange, but she is active worldwide as a speaker and financial expert, encouraging other women to really deal with the subject of money and to strive for their dream jobs. This message is also one of the themes of a film currently in production that tells the story of her and her still-young but unconventional career – and for which she is hands-on as executive producer. The release date has not yet been fixed.