The Ghanaian woman who made millions fighting skin-bleaching


Ghana’s Grace Amey-Obeng, one of West Africa’s most successful businesswomen, made her fortune promoting products which emphasised the beauty of the black skin, at a time when many of her competitors were selling dangerous skin-bleaching formulas.

The business empire she started a quarter of a century ago with around $100 (£63) now has an annual turnover of between $8m and $10m. Continue reading “The Ghanaian woman who made millions fighting skin-bleaching”

Black Women in History: Madam C.J. Walker – Entrepreneur

Madam C.J. Walker, one of the great American entrepreneurs of the early 20th century, was born to former slaves and grew up in destitution. In this Inside the Vaults video short, her great-great granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles, tells Madam Walker’s story with help from documents in the National Archives. Continue reading “Black Women in History: Madam C.J. Walker – Entrepreneur”

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