Entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist Annie Turnbo Malone turned her personally developed hair care products into a successful industry, including 32 beauty colleges that taught the unique Poro method. One of her students was the more famous Madam C.J. Walker. Turnbo not only encouraged women of color to feel good about themselves, she showed them a path to financial independence. Annie Turnbo Malone was an inspiring role model and an important part of women's history and Black history.