Celebrity gossip was given more coverage than international news and the Lite also reported in detail the incidents of violent crime in the capital.
She worked for the big stockbroking firms like Merrill Lynch, made her way up through the ranks of Fleet Street and Canary Wharf and competed tirelessly against other brokers.
She consulted rich hedge fund managers in the streets of Mayfair, she made and lost millions of pounds.
London Lite was the trading name of a British free daily newspaper, published by Associated Newspapers (part of Daily Mail and General Trust), and now defunct.
It was available Monday to Friday afternoons and evenings from street distributors in Central London only.
"If you show them once that you are smart, they respect you," she says.
Her own marriage to another broker did not withstand the pressures of the job. And then there was the credit crisis which increased the pressure on us brokers," she says.
Stcherbatcheff could be a role-model for women wanting to enter the financial world. During the time she spent in finance, bonuses vanished, and entire banks (and countries) went bankrupt.
She watched as colleagues blew their bonuses on fast cars, expensive champagne and lap dancers.
And finally, she was there when their games sent the entire country into the worst slump since the Great Depression.