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    Posted: 26-Apr-2007 at 11:37

Women Entrepreneurs



The following women are self made millionaires who started with very little and successfully created very prosperous businesses:

Sarah Breedlove (a/k/a Madam C.J. Walker) - She was born in 1867 (the first freeborn child of emancipated slaves) and was the first African-American self-made millionaire in America with her hair-care products business (Madam C.J. Laboratories). Her best products are the pressing comb and conditioner for straightening hair. She employed over 5,000 black women in her business and established a school (Mary McCleod Bethune School) in Florida.

Karen Neuburger - started a line of sleep-wear and her company now generates over US$75 million in sales. Her company is called “Karen Neuburger Pajamas”.

Rose Hwang - started a lab company (Alpha Systems Lab, Inc.) which currently generates over US$35 million in sales. She escaped from Vietnam and started her prosperous business in the U.S.

Lea Cavenders - started with an idea for bow making which she sold at arts and crafts stores. Her company (E-Z Bowz) now generates over US$4 million in sales.

Lisa Hammond - to support women artists throughout the country, she started a catalog company (Femail Creations) which now generates over US$6 million in sales.

Sarian Bouma - she was from West Africa and was on welfare, when she decided to start a company (Capital Hill Building Maintenance, Inc.), which now generates sales over US$3.7 million.

Gwen Jones - she’s the first African-American woman with a business designing and manufacturing fire trucks. Her company is called Gregory Truck Body & Fire Apparatus Co., Inc., which now generates sales of over US$15 million.

Amy Scherber - she borrowed money from friends and family to start a bakery business in New York. Her business (Amy’s Breads) now generates over US$3.8 million.
Sarah Breedlove (a/k/a Madam C.J. Walker) - She was born in 1867 (the first freeborn child of emancipated slaves) and was the first African-American self-made millionaire in America with her hair-care products business (Madam C.J. Laboratories). Her best products are the pressing comb and conditioner for straightening hair. She employed over 5,000 black women in her business and established a school (Mary McCleod Bethune School) in Florida.


Sources: http://www.amazon.com/Self-Made-Millionaires-Women-Entrepreneurs/dp/0971763208

http://www.aolatschool.com/students/fact-toads/facts/_a/who-was-americas-first-self-made-female/20060201161409990009




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Oprah should be on that list as well, especially since she is the most powerful woman in Hollywood, as well as the richest woman in America.
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I would like to add:
 
Mary Penfold - founder of Penfolds Wines here in Australia.
Mary, however, was never a millionaire; and she also has the unfavourable distiction of being overlooked as the "brains" behind the wine making business in favour of a man, Joseph Gillard.
 
 
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Uzma Gul in Pakistan. The founder of the Varan company of buses, it dominated the bus service in NWFP, Punjab and Azad Kashmir regions of Pakistan.
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Mammy Pleasant was a former slave who started her own restaurant in San Francisco. She also wrote a cookbook.
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Originally posted by Penelope

Oprah should be on that list as well, especially since she is the most powerful woman in Hollywood, as well as the richest woman in America.


Absolutely right, Penelope. Thanks for adding Oprah to the list. She had a very poor and turbulent childhood, but yet overcame all odds in an industry which is very difficult to get into.
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Originally posted by Sparten

Uzma Gul in Pakistan. The founder of the Varan company of buses, it dominated the bus service in NWFP, Punjab and Azad Kashmir regions of Pakistan.


Yes, Sparten, she started her business with one bus and look where it got her!

Other women of Pakistan who are successful in business are:

Zoya Aleem - with an herbal workshop in Lahore

Ambreen Bukhari - in the jewelry business in Islamabad

Adeeba Talat - in the clothing business (Lok Virsa Boutique) in Lahore

Source: http://www.win.org.pk/kamyab.php


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Mammy Pleasant was a former slave who started her own restaurant in San Francisco. She also wrote a cookbook.


Good one, Heikstheo!! Thank you! Mammy Pleasant a/k/a Mary Ellen Pleasant was an entrepreneur who used her money to further abolition.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ellen_Pleasant


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Mary Kay Ash started her own cosmetics company and has thereby helped many women achieve a modicum of economic self-sufficiency.
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Originally posted by morticia

Originally posted by Sparten

Uzma Gul in Pakistan. The founder of the Varan company of buses, it dominated the bus service in NWFP, Punjab and Azad Kashmir regions of Pakistan.


Yes, Sparten, she started her business with one bus and look where it got her!

Other women of Pakistan who are successful in business are:

Zoya Aleem - with an herbal workshop in Lahore
My mother uses her produvts

Ambreen Bukhari - in the jewelry business in Islamabad
Thief!
Adeeba Talat - in the clothing business (Lok Virsa Boutique) in Lahore
Nice way to get yourself bankrupt.

Source: http://www.win.org.pk/kamyab.php


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I know, Spartan, all jewelers are thieves!
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