Madam CJ Walker

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.

The woman we're recognizing this week for #BlackBusinessMonth is a major #TBT. Madam CJ Walker was the very first black woman to become a self-made millionaire back in 1905 when she started her own hair care line, specifically for African-American women. Walker's legacy expands beyond her business success as she spent much of her life training other black women as sales beauticians. The social barriers broken by Walker's achievement has empowered badass black women to conquer their own business empires!