No Fear


KSU alum draws inspiration in her role as stockbroker

KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 7, 2018)For the past year and a half, Kennesaw State alum Lauren Simmons has worked as a stockbroker on the frenetic floor of the New York Stock Exchange. As the NYSE’s youngest, only full-time female stockbroker, she has stood her ground and drawn plenty of supporters.

Simmons shares the secrets to her success on Wall Street and why she and the Fearless Girl statue in Manhattan’s Financial District have much in common.

– Video and photos by Rob Witzel


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit