As the nation celebrates National Women’s History month in March, we celebrate black women with fierce style making history today. The National Women’s History Project was founded in 1980. It is an educational non-profit organization with the mission of recognition and celebration of women and their historic achievements. Their goal is to provide information and educational materials to promote awareness of the many contributions women have made. And while they declare March as National Women’s History month, we celebrate successful, stylish women all year long. So let’s get right to it.
So let’s get right to it. If you haven’t heard of Oprah Winfrey, then you must have been living under a rock for the past several years. Oprah is a media mogul. She has hosted her own talk show for many years and just recently got her own network, fantastically called, the OWN network. It is amazing how she has touched lives, related to her audience on so many levels, and has been a smart business woman. Many of us have loved her thick head of hair. Her locks are so full and healthy. She first introduced us to the man behind the hair, Andre Walker, on her talk show. If you were like the rest of us, you were tuned in so close to that television set to hear how he worked his magic on her glorious mane. She is at the top of our list of innovative, history making, stylish women.
We cannot go any further without giving a nod to our First Lady, Michelle Obama, who made history by becoming the first African-American First Lady. It goes without saying that she has style and class, all in a league of her own. Mrs. Obama is a very well educated woman with a strong sense of self whose concern for the health of our children puts her at the top of our list as well.
Maya Angelou has inspired and empowered many black women with her uplifting poetry such as the poem, “And Still I Rise.” Her eloquent way with words and her ability to captivate her audience with the mere reflection in her voice, makes her and inspiration and someone to admire. She is confident, although humble. Her confident is a part of her style. For you see, a hairstyle can be a part of your swag & your style, but confidence is how you wear it. Maya Angelou makes our list of history making women because she, along with others such as Nikki Giovanni has made our voices heard in the literary world.
Last, but not least, Mellody Hobson, who served as president of Ariel Investments, LLC, a Chicago investment firm managing over $3 billion in assets. The firm is one of the largest Black owned money management and mutual fund companies in the United States. Ms. Hobson is clearly taking care of business. It is always empowering to see a woman of color taking care of hers in the world of business.
There are so many other Black women who have contributed to history and who are currently making history. In this article, we only named a few, but we admire you all.