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  • Women Making A Mark Business & Finance
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    • Last updated September 27, 2019

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  • Reese Winters
    Reese Winters posted a topic in the group Women Making A Mark:
    Women are not just caregivers of the home anymore. They are also part of the workforce. But having a nine-to-five job, taking care of children, and taking care of the home remains a challenge. But with the advent of the internet and the rise of work-from-...
    • Apr 30
  • admin
    admin: Maggie Lena Mitchell, the daughter of a former slave, went to public schools in Richmond, Virginia, became a teacher and established a newspaper before founding the St. Luke Penny Savings bank in 1903, according to the National Park Service. In...  more
    • October 19, 2019
  • admin
    admin: Mary Eliza Mahoney, born in 1845, had been a cook, a janitor and a washerwoman before she began working at the New England Hospital for Women and Children, according to Jacksonville University.
    When she was 33, she entered the hospital's 16-month nursing...  more
    • October 19, 2019
  • admin
    admin: Mary Jane Patterson was 16 years old when her family, among others, moved to Ohio in hopes of sending their children to college. The daughter of a master mason, Patterson became the first black woman to graduate from an established American college,...  more
    • October 19, 2019
  • admin
    admin: Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American poet to publish a book.
    Born in 1753, she was brought to New England from West Africa as a slave when she was nearly 8 years old.
    The Wheatley family purchased and named the young girl, and after...  more
    • October 19, 2019
  • admin
    admin: Walker was the first self-made female millionaire in the United States. She built an empire of groundbreaking hair care products designed for women of color, and was determined in her pursuit to connect with customers, going door to door and doing...  more
    • October 19, 2019
  • admin
    admin: As the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, upon the sale of the company in 2000 for $2.34 billion, Sheila and her husband, Robert, became the first black billionaires in the United States. Sheila is the first black woman to have an ownership...  more
    • October 19, 2019
  • admin
    admin: As the founder and CEO of staffing and employment agency Act 1 Group, Howroyd is the first black woman to run a company that generates more than $1 billion in revenue. The North Carolina native is worth $420 million, and oversees 17,000 clients and 2,600...  more
    • October 19, 2019
  • admin
    admin: In 2009, Burns became the first black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company when she took the helm of Xerox. The New York native has a background in mechanical engineering. Before becoming CEO, Burns had spent 28 years working her way up through the ranks....  more
    • October 19, 2019
  • Duku
    Duku:
    HISTORY MAKER - This woman, WANGECHI MUTU made history yesterday when her four majestic sculptures were unveiled on the facade of the MET in New York City. It's the first time ever in the 117 years history of the MET that an installation has been made at...  more
    • September 27, 2019
  • Duku
    Duku created a new group:
    Women Making A Mark
    • September 27, 2019