Lauren Simmons is a personal finance speaker, author and producer. A native of Georgia, Simmons joined Rosenblatt Securities in 2017, becoming the youngest female trader and only the second Black female trader in the New York Stock Exchange’s 225-year history. Simmons was named to Ebony’s Power 100 list in 2018, Harper's Bazaar’s Women Who Lead 2019 and Politico’s 2018 Women of Impact.
She left Wall Street in late 2018. She is currently an executive producer on a biographical film about her life with actress Kiersey Clemons, who will play Simmons in the upcoming movie. Simmons is a graduate of Kennesaw State University.