For Black History Month, we asked a few of our Brand Ambassadors to shine a spotlight on someone, who is either #doingitfortheculture or has heavily influenced their professional space. Funny enough, they each came up with a woman, which is perfect considering International Women's Day is around the corner. 

Our Ambassadors are storytellers and social entrepreneurs, who are making an impact in their local U.S communities and throughout the Black Diaspora.

Here's what Natasha said:

"My fate was sealed junior year of high school. I had a Business Economics teacher who saw my untapped passion and nurtured my love for numbers. I mean I had always done well in all the Math classes I had taken but this was something different, something SPECIAL. It was bookkeeping, bank account balancing, debits and credits, and playing with other folks money (🤑🤑) and I LOVED IT.

So for this Black History Month tribute I’ve chosen to shout out Mrs. Mary T Washington, CPA. She was the first African American woman to become a certified public accountant
(CPA), and the 13th African American to enter the profession in the United States. She stood out in a field that was generally reserved for men.

Born in 1906, she also excelled as a math student and passed the Illinois state CPA exam in 1943. What stands out the most was her willingness to train the next generation of black CPAs, who came from across the US to gain work experience. We salute you Mrs Washington and thank you for being a trailblazer."

We would love to engage with you; Join Natasha, our other Brand Ambassadors and the rest of our tribe in our Print Rising Style & Life Lounge on FacebookYou will make new connections as you learn about new African Fashion styles and more. 

Wax & Wonder is a lifestyle brand, which utilizes vibrant African wax fabric to create apparel and accessories for women, men and children. Our items are handcrafted in Liberia, West Africa by our sister brand, Afropolitan Boutique, which was established in 2010 by our CEO and Founder Tianna Sherman-Kesselly. All of our fabrics are curated from local market women in Africa. 

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