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Madam C.J. Walker Is Barbie's New Inspiring Women Series Doll

In honor of Black Business Month.

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Barbie is furthering its commitment to support and inspire all young children as the historic brand is recognizing America’s first self-made millionaire Madam C.J. Walker.

Famous for inventing a widely successful line of haircare products and makeup created specifically for Black Women, Madam C.J. Walker is truly an icon and a powerful role model for all. Single-handedly revolutionizing the haircare industry as well as reimagining what it means to be an entrepreneur, the philanthropist and social activist more than deserves to be a part of Barbie’s Inspiring Women series.

To create the perfect doll, Barbie leaned on A’Lelia Bundles, Madam C.J. Walker’s great-great granddaughter for insight, sharing the business woman’s favorite colors as well as cultural knowledge of the era’s beauty standards and styles.

Take a look at Barbie’s Madam C.J. Walker Inspiring Women doll in the gallery above. The collectible item retails for $35 USD and is available on Mattel’s website as well as Walmart, Target and Amazon.

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