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


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