This is another inspiring story to prove that anybody can succeed in achieving their dreams if they put their mind to it. No obstacle, no matter how insurmountable, can stop you from being successful.
Laura Sloate, aged 65. When Laura was aged 6, she became blind as a
result of an illness that caused her retinas to become detached. When
Laura was aged 10, she found her passion…stocks! Her dad who was an
investor who would call her in on New Year’s Eve to calculate the value
of his portfolio. She says she’d do the calculations in her head faster
than he could with a pad and pencil.
She dreamt of becoming a
stock analyst and a to make millions from the stock market. Her dream
drove her to study hard and despite her blindness, graduated with a
Masters Degree in History. While interviewing for her first job as a
securities analyst, a research chief at a brokerage firm basically told
her to forget about a career on Wall Street. “He said, ‘You have three
things against you: You’re a woman; you can’t see; and you’re