Black Woman Appreciation

Tayboo

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Mar 16, 2017
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Wanted to highlight some women in finance...

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When she was just 22, Lauren Simmons became the youngest trader at the New York Stock Exchange ā€” and the only woman. She was also the second Black woman trader ever. She got the job after graduating with a degree in genetics and a minor in statistics, moving to NYC, meeting Richard Rosenblatt (CEO of Rosenblatt Securities), and basically just convincing him to let her have the job.

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Mellody Hobson began her career as an intern at Ariel Investments, a mutual fund and investment management firm in Chicago. Today, sheā€™s president and co-CEO, and Ariel is the largest minority owned mutual fund firm in the US. In 2015, Hobson was named to Time magazineā€™s list of the 100 most influential people in the world (!), and in 2017, she became to head the Economic Club of Chicago.

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Suzanne Shank began her career as an engineer, but she fell in love with finance during her MBA at Wharton. Today, she's CEO and chairwoman of Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co, one of the biggest Black-owned investment banks in the US and the best-ranked women-owned and minority-owned Wall Street firm.