Thursday, January 27, 2011

Feature of the day: Madam C. J Walker

December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919
NAME:  Sarah Breedlove 
FIELD:  Businesswoman, hair care, entrepreneur and philanthropist
GLORY STORY:  Inspired by Annie Malone whom she worked for at the time, an African American businesswoman that manufactured and sold hair care products.  Madam C. J was suffering from hair loss and decided to develop products to cure her problem called Wonderful Hair Grower and later started the Walker System.  She opened a beauty salon and school as a facility to train agents, graduates received certificates and were called hair culturists.  Sarah later built a factory to produce large quantities of her products. She created jobs for over 3, 000 African-American men and women. C. J Walker expanded her business in the Caribbean and Central America. By 1917 she had trained 20, 000 agents.  

There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard - Madam C. J Walker


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