Madame C.J. Walker has been included in the Barbie Signature inspiring women collection. During National Black Business Month, the recognition comes just in time to honor the entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and activists.
According to her website, Walker once said that she was from the cotton fields of the South.
I was promoted to the wash tub. I moved to the cook kitchen. I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations.
Sarah Breedlove is remembered as the nation's first self-made female millionaire. The Louisiana native established herself as a pioneer of the modern Black hair and makeup industry by the 1900s.
Walker founded her own business and sold a hair regrowth product. She built a factory, hair and manicure salon, and two training schools to promote her products.
Walker's significant contributions to the beauty industry have paved the way for generations of Black women.
The Madame C.J. Walker doll is a good looking one. She is wearing a floral printed blouse that accentuates her shoulders and sleeves. She wears a turquoise skirt. Madame C.J. Walker's hair grower accessory is included in the doll.
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The founder of the MADAM by Madam C.J. Walker haircare products worked closely with the company to execute everything from packaging to hair development. The experience was enjoyable for the authors and journalists.
The inclusion of Madame C.J. Walker in Barbie's Inspiring Women Series means her story will go out across the world in a way it never has before.
"To know little girls and big girls will have access to Madam Walker and just that physical symbolism of her story means it's going to explode in a way it never has before."
The newest addition to the collection is a depiction of Maya Angelou.
The Madame C.J. Walker doll is available for $35 at a number of stores.
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