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Madame C. J. Walker the washerwoman who became the first millionaire in her own right in the US

April 17, 2020

Hand in hand with Netflix, LeBron James and Octavia Spencer, this four-episode story is perfect to inspire you this weekend.

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Madame C. J. Walker the washerwoman who became the first millionaire in her own right in the USMadame C. J. Walker the washerwoman who became the first millionaire in her own right in the US

Imagine a world where you are segregated by your skin color, where your gender is seen as a homemade tool or as a cheap labor option due to war conditions. That was the environment that Madame CJ Walker lived in in the second decade of the 20th century, but that never stopped her in her vision of starting a cosmetic empire.

The Real Madame CJ Walker / Image: Scurlock Studio – Public Domain

Sarah Breedlove, true name of Madame c. J. Walker, was a laundress from Louisiana who, thanks to a hair problem due to the overwhelming circumstances she lived in, allowed her to realize that there was an entrepreneurial seed that had to bear fruit, but she had to take the opportunity with tenacity his life in order to generate a successful company that forcefully broke the stereotypes of that time.

In these days where everything is uncertain and your mood hangs by a thread due to involuntary confinement, it is essential to nurture our entrepreneurial spirit, which is possible even while you entertain yourself. This story is now available to stream via Netflix and can inspire you to maintain that business vision as well as never stop dreaming and fighting.

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