#BEENBOSS

A VIDEO SERIES IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH

About the #BEENBOSS Series: In honor of Black History Month, Walker’s Legacy is proud to launch its #BEENBOSS video and profile series designed to an in-depth look into the contributions of Black women in fields of education, politics, health, and business. Each featured profile draws a present-day connection to historical trailblazers such as Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner, Dr. Joyce Ladner, and Madam C.J. Walker and explores strategies for success for aspiring and established women.

LINDA GOLER BLOUNT

In this installment, meet Linda Goler Blount, President, and CEO of Black Women’s Health Imperative as she discusses the legacy of women like Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner and Mamie Phipps Clark and how they made strides for women in health equity.

RAHAMA WRIGHT

In this installment, meet Rahama Wright, Founder, and CEO of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, LLC as she as she discusses the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker and how she used her savvy business acumen led her to be the first self-made American woman millionaire.

GLYNDA CARR

In this installment, meet Glynda Carr, Co-Founder of Higher Heights as she as she discusses the legacy of Shirley Chisholm and Black women’s political power and leadership potential. Chisholm is recognized as the first African American woman in Congress and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for President of the United States.

ALENCIA JOHNSON

In this installment, meet Alencia Johnson, Director of Constituency Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) as she discusses the legacy of Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner, an African-American inventor most noted for her development of the sanitary belt.

DR. N. JOYCE PAYNE

In this installment, meet Dr. N. Joyce Payne, Founder of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund as she discusses the legacy of Mary Jane McLeod Bethune and how education is a critical tool for the advancement of the multicultural community. Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator and activist. She is most known for founding Bethune Cookman College and founding the National Council of Negro Women.

BRITTANY PACKNETT

In this installment, meet Brittany Packnett, VP of National Community Alliances, Teach For America & Co-Founder, Campaign Zero, as she discusses the legacy of women such as politician Shirley Chisholm and activist Dr. Joyce Ladner and how they helped shape the socio-political landscape for underrepresented communities