Some great “salesmen” were women. One of them being Sarah Breedlove Walker.
Walker was one of the first American Women of any race or rank to become a millionaire through her own efforts, sharing that title with her early St. Louis teacher and “boss,” Annie Turbo Malone.
Madame C.J. Walker, as she would eventually become known, offered a nearly mythic appeal to African American women through her cosmetic business, elevating sophisticated glamour to a new level. In the process her company’s 20,000 agents would generate annual sales of a quarter of a million dollars.