Date of Birth: 08/10/1968
Place of Birth: Buffalo
Citizenship: United States
A woman trader
Laura Pedersen was born on October 8, 1965 in Buffalo, New York (Buffalo, New York). After graduating from high school in 1983, she moved to Manhattan (the Manhattan) and started working with the entry-level on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX). At the age of just 20 years, Laura has become a partner in a trading company, a little later earned a degree in finance from New York University (New York University) in 1987. Thus, Pedersen became the youngest woman to go to Wall Street in 17 years.
Actually, it all started back in the early childhood. Living on the outskirts of Buffalo, Laura 6 years selling tomatoes, which are grown by her mother. She played poker and to bet on horses and on his 10th birthday as a present asked the company`s shares `Pepsi`. The 14-Th girl came to New York, where he went on a trip to the AMEX. And bored one semester at the University of Michigan (University of Michigan), a born entrepreneur Pedersen left him to go to Wall Street.
From the winter of 1984, Laura worked as a clerk for $ 120 a week. Replacing several companies, she stopped at the position of the Secretary of investors, replacing the traders on a smoke break. According to her, it was a world full of vulgar gestures and swearing. Continuing in his career, Pedersen from pinch-hitter into a certified specialist, doing `whatever the parents say she never delat`. In the four-plus years, Laura has brought us, which worked tirelessly to $ 5.3 million. Profit.
By the 24 th year on the advice of a doctor Pedersen decided to leave Wall Street, profit health problems, including those related to the eyes, throat and ears. Over the years, she kept a diary, which became her first attempt at writing ``.
The first book, `Play Money` ( `play money `) 1991 of the` last breath traders` art`, became a bestseller, and Laura was invited to CNN, to take part in `The Oprah Winfrey` ( `The Oprah Winfrey Show`), `Good morning America` ( `Good morning America`), `Primetime Live`, `The Today show` and David Letterman (David Letterman). In 1994, President Bill Clinton awarded the title `Pedersen One of the ten outstanding young Americans` (one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans). In the period from 1995 to 2002, Laura was the first columnist `New York Tayms` (` The New York Times`), and from 1999 to 2002 led the first own TV show on channel The Oxygen Channel.
Pedersen`s first novel, `Going Away Party`, won in 2001 three prize `` Oaks Prize in the category `Fiction`. It is another novel, `The Big Shuffle`, was named the New York publichnoybibliotekoy `best adult novel for teenagers`. In addition to other works, as she released her novel `Last Call`, romantic comedy. A collection of short stories `The Sweetest Hours. Buffalo Gal `(2008), her humorous memories of life in the formerly prosperous industrial area in the 1970s, the so-called `rust belt`, where the steel industry played an important role, has been recognized as` best autobiography` according to the magazine `foreword` and received honorable mention `The Eric Hoffer Book Award`. In his collection of humorous essays `Buffalo Unbound` (2010) Pedersen talks about the current revitalization of its home city and region of Western New York.
Laura Pedersen teaches at the Training Center of Booker T. Washington in East Harlem (Booker T. Washington Learning Center, East Harlem) and is part of a worldwide association of writers `PEN`.