Nearly 100 years ago, Madam CJ Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire, built a beautiful mansion in Irvington, New York. Villa Lewaro is a 34-room Italianate manse in a neighbor…

Nearly 100 years ago, Madam CJ Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire, built a beautiful mansion in Irvington, New York. Villa Lewaro is a Italianate manse in a neighbor…

madam c.j. walker | Tumblr  America’s first self-made, female millionaire.  “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it!” said Madam C.J. Walker. “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

Born Sarah Breedlove Walker on December Madam C. Walker became the first African-American female millionaire in

did-you-kno:      Just after the Emancipation Proclamation, Sarah Breedlove was the 1st in her family to be born into freedom. Though she was orphaned at 6 and a widowed mother at 20, she developed her own hair and beauty products for black women and became the 1st self-made millionairess in America.  Source     (via did-you-kno)

Sarah Breedlove started the Madam CJ Walker Hair Culturists Union of America , one of the first national meetings for businesswomen ever held.

“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.”                    Madam Walker, National Negro Business League Convention, July 1912

On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. Walker (Lisa Drew Books (Paperback)) by [Bundles, A'Lelia]Excellent book!

Madame CJ Walker. Developed a shampoo & ointment for scalp health beginning a mail order business. Opened Leila College in 1908 in Pittsburgh, opened an Indianapolis factory & headquarters in 1910, trained black women to be economically self sufficient through sales & entrepreneurship through her brand making it a multilevel marketed empire. Also a social activist & philanthropist to the NACW, NAACP, YMCA, black schools, orphanages, & rest homes. First American, self made, woman millionaire.

Madam C. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, was an American businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, commonly regarded as the first African-American millionaire

Madame CJ Walker was the African American woman millionaire. Despite being natural, I gotta admire a woman on her hustle.

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Sarah Breedlove better known as Madam CJ Walker Thank you Madame C. Walker was the first African American Female millionaire. She created the hot comb, that devise used to straighten hair, along with hair care products.

Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919), the first woman in the United States to become a self-made millionaire.

Madam C. Walker the first woman in the United States to become a self-made millionaire.

Madam CJ Walker was a Black entrepreneur and the first American self-made female millionaire. Her story of #success is that of from cabin to mansion, and from poverty and society leader. #blackhistory #blackleaders

blackhistoryalbum: “BEAUTY & SUCCESS VINTAGE AD (BY MADAM CJ WALKER) Madame C. Walker, African American entrepreneur and philanthropist, regarded as the first female self made millionaire in America. She made her fortune by developing and.

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