Women In History Making Boss Moves

From Negro History Week to Black History Month, the national celebration of Black excellence has become greater and more wide-spread than ever before. Black pioneers like Carter G. Woodsen and Jesse E. Moreland paved the way, but Black women definitely have kept the tempo.

5 Women in Black History You Should Know:

Barbara Gardner Proctor (1933-2018)

Ms. Gardner-Proctor is in large part the reason Black men and women have their place in the world of advertising today. Raised in “dirt poor” circumstances, Gardner-Proctor built herself up and became the creator and owner of the largest Black-owned ad agency in the world by 1976. She’s even credited for The Beatles’ huge success from her days of working in radio advertising in London.