Who has inspired you in life to break the mold?
The meme’s as seen above invite users to pay homage to both their individual accomplishments and women who have inspired them by completing the phrase, “I can ____. Because ____ did. Be ____.” The generator also allows users to upload and share photos across social media and posts.
#ICanSheDid could not be a more perfect launch to pay respect to the legendary Madam C.J. Walker – the first female self made millionaire. A woman who completely created an entire new life for herself at a time when owning a business, let alone having your own rights as a woman and a person of color was unheard of. She is often remembered as saying, “I got my start by giving myself a start.”
Through her legacy of Black hair care and cosmetics, Walker simultaneously established herself as a pioneer, a self made female Black American entrepreneur, a role model, and a politician and activist standing up for injustice – motivating every woman after to her to make an impact.
The campaign will also release 20 short films over the next few weeks which will showcase entrepreneurial women influencers who represent the timeless ideals of Madam Walker’s audacity, ingenuity, empowerment, spirit of service and confidence to carve their own path. Films will include influencers such as style influencer/media personality Tai Beauchamp, editor-in-chief of Heart & Soul magazine Anita Kopacz, Emmy award-winning journalist Cathleen Trigg-Jones, budding star and actress Eden Duncan-Smith and more. The brand refers to them as modern day madams.
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