NYSE’s Youngest Equity Trader Lauren Simmons Signs Deal with Spotify
Former New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock trader Lauren Simmons has teamed up with Spotify to release her podcast. The new project, “Mind Body Wealth with Lauren Simmons” premiered on Wednesday September 29th. Simmons will share new episodes – – exclusively on Spotify – on Wednesday.
Lauren Simmons went viral after making history as the youngest full-time female trader on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Her story has also inspired many African American women around the world. She was the second black female stock trader since the inception of the NYSE over two hundred years ago.
After earning less than $ 25,000 a year as a stock trader, Simmons quit her job and carved out her own path. Hollywood picked up its story and is now producing a film about the young trader. She is also working with Entrepreneur.com to launch the new digital series, Become public, October 19. The interactive series will give various entrepreneurs the opportunity to introduce investors and become a publicly traded company.
Former NYSE trader talks about money on new Spotify podcast
Simmons has been involved in many conversations about money over the years. Now she’s ready to share her knowledge behind the scenes. Simmons’ Mind Body Wealth podcast will give him another platform to share money information and talk to other leaders about their relationship with money.
âI felt it was more rewarding for me to empower the next generation in finance than it was for me to become the product of a company,â Simmons told Know Your Value. âAnd here I am. We’re going to be 100% changing the narrative.
She adds, âPeople can talk about sex, politics and so many taboo subjects, but people are so reluctant to talk about money. You need to know, “What’s your relationship with money?” This is one of the most important things if you want to change your financial situation.
Simmons Reveals Profits As NYSE Stock Trader
Simmons has been transparent about her earnings while working as a stock trader. She was making $ 12,000 a year, according to an article she wrote for Business Insider in March.
“Although I am eternally grateful for this opportunity and this stepping stone, I appreciate her more for the life experiences she has lent me because the truth is, not everything that glitters is always gold” , Simmons explained with Business intern.
In an interview with Essence, the famous stock trader shared more details about her salary.
âI started in the trading room as an intern, earning $ 5 an hour, if that was the case,â Simmons revealed. “It was a rite of passage … Other front desk workers were like, ‘Oh, you’re supposed to start at the bottom. Which – I agree, but then I don’t, because I think people should be [compensated accordingly for] their time. Finally, I told them, âYou don’t even pay me minimum wage. And they were able to raise it up to $ 23,000. And that’s what I was earning in the dealing room of the New York Stock Exchange. “
Simmons didn’t let her meager income or disappointments hold her back. Instead, she used her experience to catapult her other interests.
“My life goal is to be part of a movement promoting change and giving minorities – whether they are women, people of color or younger generations – the tools to help them chart their own. path to success, âshe explained in a Business Insider article.
Thanks to his Spotify podcast, Simmons has the chance to get closer to his life goal. According to Variety, Lauren Simmons signed up to share 24 episodes of the “Mind Body Wealth” podcast.