Women and Power: Lauren Simmons on the Power of Being the Only Woman in the Room

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The 24-year-old spoke with New York to discuss the power in being the youngest and only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange. “It just brings so much to the floor and once I made a voice for myself, I was limitless,” she remarks.

This interview is part of our Women and Power series, an examination of women’s relationship to power — how they get it, how they lose it, how they wield it, what they sacrifice for it, and, ultimately, what they hope power will help them achieve.

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Lauren Simmons on Being the Only Woman in the Room