When you imagine a trader, what kind of person comes to your mind first? It will probably be a middle-aged man right from a Hollywood movie about a successful life, but traders are so much more than this overused image. Forex unites people of all ages, nationalities, races, incomes, and genders.

Let's talk about women in trading - those who get overlooked but still reach success despite everything. 

Jennifer Fan

Having received her degree from business school at just 19, Jennifer was bound to succeed. From the starting position in Bank of America in 2002, she quickly became an analyst and joined Morgan Stanley. Her impressive results grew each year - and soon, she joined Arrowhawk Capital Management as partner and portfolio manager. 

In 2012, she managed her own $650M hedge fund focusing on energy and agricultural commodities - Arbalet Capital.

Did you know: 

When she was 29, Jennifer got on the Forbes' list "30 Under 30."

"I think that what's important is finding a desk where you have a great mentor and people who are willing to show a younger person the ropes."

Kathy Lien

Even if you never heard her name, you must have seen DailyFX.com. She was just 18 years old when she started her career on Wall Street. From JPMorgan Chase to JPMorgan's cross-markets proprietary trading group, she focused on currencies, options, bonds, equities, and futures. Then, in 2003, DailyFX.com was released. It quickly became one of the most popular analytical platforms for traders around the world.

Did you know:

Kathy Lien wrote and published six books about finance and trading.

"Taking a few days off from watching the market to clear your mind can be the best remedy for a losing streak."

Raghee Horner

This exceptionally clever woman is famous for her trading skills and her 34 EMA wave method.

Ever since she was 15, she decided that investments were a necessity. Having 30 years of experience, she now the Managing Director of Futures Trading and a valued contributor at John Carter's Simpler Trading.

She published numerous books for those who want to find new ways to explore trading, so if you are looking for something fresh, you might enjoy her works.

Did you know:

Raghee has a YouTube channel full of free and helpful information!

"Everyone has opinions, but what counts are the charts."

Linda Bradford Raschke

A woman with unrivalled experience, she has been studying the market since 1981. From Pacific Coast Stock Exchange to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, she had come a long way to earn her reputation. Finally, in 2002, she managed to open her hedge fund.

Her knowledge has never gone to waste. Throughout her career, she has been giving lectures, written books, and taught professionals in many countries. 

Did you know: 

Linda Raschke was president of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts.

"Perhaps my number one rule is: don't try to make a profit on a bad trade, just try to find the best place to get out."

Lauren Simmons

Lauren is just 26 years old, yet her exceptional career can be an inspiration for us all. Despite having a degree in genetics, which is not so closely related to the world of finance, she worked hard to get where she is now. After getting to New York City, she kick-started her career. 

In 2017, she became the youngest and only current full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

Did you know:

Lauren Simmons has a nickname - "Lone Woman on Wall Street."

"The one thing that I love about numbers and statistics, and kind of one of the reasons I came to the New York Stock Exchange, is because numbers are a universal language. When you put them on a board, it connects everyone, which is probably one of the reasons why the New York Stock Exchange is so iconic."

These are just a few names among the many. We might not think about women immediately when we think about finance, but they are still there, going steadily towards their goals and aiming even higher.