Madam C.J. Walker is becoming a member of Barbie’s lineup of Inspiring Ladies dolls which pays tribute to “unimaginable heroines of their time; brave ladies who took dangers, modified guidelines and paved the way in which for generations of ladies to dream larger than ever earlier than.”
Walker, who is named the nation’s first documented self-made feminine millionaire, was recognized for her entrepreneurial abilities as she constructed her haircare and beauty model from the bottom up in the early 1900s.
Madam C.J. Walker is broadly thought of the primary self-made feminine millionaire in the US.
Her hair care merchandise had been born out of necessity after she began suffered from an sickness which induced her to lose her hair. After testing many selfmade treatments, she discovered an answer which resulted in Madam Walker’s Fantastic Hair Grower, a scalp conditioning and therapeutic system.
Walker’s Barbie options the entrepreneur sporting a floral printed shirt and vibrant turquoise skirt, holding her unique product, “Fantastic Hair Grower.”
The daughter of former slaves, Walker was born Sarah Breedlove. She achieved revolutionary success by founding Walker Manufacturing Co., a line of hair care merchandise and cosmetics designed for Black ladies, and using 1000’s of Black ladies at her firm.
Other than being a hair care magnate, Walker was additionally recognized for her contributions to the NAACP anti-lynching motion, supporting orphanages and Black faculties, and advocating for civil rights organizations and ladies’s rights.
“As a pioneer in entrepreneurship, philanthropy and activism, creating the blueprint for the self-made American businesswoman and innovators of the 20 th century, Madam C.J. Walker is an embodiment of our Barbie Inspiring Ladies collection,” Lisa McKnight, execute vice chairman and world head of Barbie for Mattel stated in an announcement.
She joins different outstanding ladies like Rosa Parks, Ida B. Wells and Ella Fitzgerald, who even have had Barbies made of their likenesses.