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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 - shes 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 (Amys 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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  Quote Penelope Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Apr-2007 at 22:18
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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  Quote Melisende Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Apr-2007 at 05:05
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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  Quote morticia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-May-2007 at 16:24
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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  Quote morticia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-May-2007 at 16:32
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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  Quote morticia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-May-2007 at 16:37
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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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  Quote heikstheo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-May-2007 at 23:11
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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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-May-2007 at 09:25
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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  Quote morticia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-May-2007 at 13:54
I know, Spartan, all jewelers are thieves!
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How Roman women got around the banking system

Some women in ancient Rome had already implemented the concept of microcredit in order to develop their own work projects.

"...The study conducted by Carmen Lázaro, professor of Roman Law at the Universitat Jaume I, shows how women managed to get around legal rules that excluded them from using banks to obtain credit. Instead, they developed contracts between themselves to loan or receive small amounts of money, guaranteed by pledging their personal effects – mainly smaller items, such as jewellery...

...The existence of this microcredit system is known through various sources – mainly epigraphic – such as the inscriptions found in the Granio House in Pompeii – which reflect legal transactions such as the ones carried out by moneylender Faustilla, who set her interest rate at 6.25%.

Lázaro points out that these loans were done legally and avoided the need to be approved officially by the authorities “since money was a fungible good and therefore, not subject to formalities for the transmission to provide legal effects.”

Legal constraints, which should have hampered women in ancient Rome, were exactly the push that led to creating a system, that without opposing the legislation, developed a mechanism to allow women to make transactions.

As the researcher says, it is “a business model that has the characteristics of what we know today as microcredit and allowed women to enjoy some freedom of action and avoid the prohibition in the rule of law”...."http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2012/how-roman-women-got-around-the-banking-system



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