Female inventors: Lyda D. Newman
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Female inventors: Lyda D. Newman

Lyda Newman was born in Ohio around 1885. A hairdresser by trade, Newman lived much of her adult life in New York City. While she was not the original inventor of the hair brush, Lyda Newman’s improvements to the brush made her a significant contributor to its evolution. Granted a patent for her invention in 1898, brush … Continue reading

#WCW: Women Who Slay / Behind the Business

Akua Afwireng; From A Hobby To A Successful Hair Business

We love featuring female entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their communities, and across the globe. What started out as a hobby for Akua Afwireng, experimenting with Shea butter and essential oils became a successful business. I was glad to catch up with Akua and learn more about her business, Lux Shea Organics.   … Continue reading