This Month of March, we are recounting Madam C.J. Walker ‘s life who created specialized hair products for African American hair care and was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire.
Madam C.J. Walker invented a line of African American hair products after suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss. She promoted her products by traveling around the country giving lecture-demonstrations and eventually established Madame C.J. Walker Laboratories to manufacture cosmetics and train sales beauticians.
Her business acumen led her to be one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. She was also known for her philanthropic endeavors, including a donation toward the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA in 1913.
This Year, Netflix released an episodic series ‘Self-made’ as inspired by Madam C.J and we are definitely recommending!