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From a grateful veteran

As we approach a day when the nation expresses gratitude to the men and women who have served in its military, this veteran would like to leverage Veterans Day 2016 to do three things: 1) Express gratitude for the opportunities that our military gave me; 2) Encourage hiring managers to seek out qualified veterans when filling jobs; and 3) Offer to assist any veteran who is making a career transition to the civilian workforce.
This is an account of Madam C.J. Walker, an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist. She rose from poverty and was the first documented American female self-made millionaire recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.² Madam Walker created a beauty business hiring black women as a means to support themselves, and provided a needed service to her community. She donated generously and supported the NAACP to help stop lynching and empower future African-American lives.¹ This is her story.

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