For the month of March, our team came together and shared our personal favorite women who have affected change by getting mad about something.
Between women we know, and those we watch from afar who’ve inspired us, we realized how many don’t get enough recognition and appreciation for the difference they’ve made in the world. That’s why we wanted to use our platform to share stories of women we think deserve the spotlight.
During the month of March, we wanted to show our appreciation by highlighting powerful women throughout history and today – drawing attention to what often goes unrecognized.
We believe that appreciating women shouldn’t just happen on one day or month of the year but should happen every day.
Check out these women our team chose to highlight who have accomplished great things behaving madly.
Madame C. J. Walker
Madame C. J. Walker was America’s first self-made female millionaire, taking the hair and beauty industry by storm.
She made her company with a focus on women of color and made it her duty to hire as many women as possible, giving them more opportunities in a limited environment.
Not only was she bright, progressive, and inclusive, she was also incredibly generous: Breedlove donated to scholarship funds, the NAACP, campaigns to stop lynching, helped to build a black YMCA in Indianapolis and restore Frederick Douglass’s home in Washington.
Madame C. J. Walker fought sexism and racism all while building her business into one of the biggest in America.
Simone de Beauvoir
After the first-wave feminist movement, someone needed to push the way into the second-wave. This is where Simone de Beauvior comes in. With her book “The Second Sex”, she brings to light how society views women as being second to men, men being the “first” or default sex. She brought in new concerns on sexuality, family, the workplace, reproductive rights, and how women should have more control over their lives and be viewed as equal to men.