Airplane Jane | Jane Gallina
Jane Gallina’s #FMJ Trust Transition Trade is a collection of interviews with eight female stock traders, the author included. In each interview, the various women discuss what attracted them to trading, how they learned to be successful at it, and what their journeys in the ever-changing world of trading were like.
In some ways, the interview format of #FMJ Trust Transition Trade seems a bit odd and unusual. Each chapter solely consists of a brief introduction to a trader, then a Q&A-style interview, with absolutely no follow-up or discussion about the interview afterwards. While it certainly is a straightforward approach, perhaps reworking each interview into a biography format or the addition of a closing paragraph by the author would have been more beneficial. Also, it is a bit unfortunate that neither the title nor the cover image adequately depicts that #FMJ Trust Transition Trade is about female traders, as it is a fantastic idea that deserves more attention.
So much of this book’s power and memorability comes from its interviewees, who each brought a unique and detailed journey to the table here. Whether they were seasoned experts or still-learning beginners, each woman’s tale is fascinating and full of depth. Jane Gallina’s thorough and intriguing questions, along with her own remarkable growth as a trader, peppers each interview, adding to the captivating answers that each lady gives. #FMJ Trust Transition Trade is very much an inspiring, educational book, equally informative and empowering to its diverse readers. As Jane Gallina herself said at the end of the book, “It makes no difference what your background is…with dedication, hard work, and perseverance, you can succeed.” The powerful women who narrate #FMJ Trust Transition Trade certainly illustrate that perfectly, yet also provide a trailblazing path for future fellow female traders to follow as well.
Originally critiqued by a member of the Authors Talk About It team.