Jacqueline Lara is a third generation entrepreneur and first generation Ugandan American. Her grandmother was the Madame C.J. Walker of Uganda. She developed original haircare products and owned a salon that became so popular and profitable, that her grandmother was able to invest the money she made from her salon into real estate.

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Among her grandmother’s clients were the First Lady and Queen of Uganda in 1965. Jacqueline grew up hearing stories from her mother about how the Ugandan Queen’s Rolls-Royce would pull up to her grandmother’s beauty salon on the weekends for hair appointments. See the photos below.

Watch the video above to find out more about Jacqueline’s grandmother, and how she is continuing her family legacy through her company Mpact PR, a boutique public relations firm centered on amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities.

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Celebrate the legacy of entrepreneurship that Mpact PR brings to the marketplace and learn more about their services at: www.mpactpr.com.

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Lara says she brings a spirit of, “joy, collaboration & impact” to her daily work.

Follow Mpact PR on Twitter: @MpactJacq and @pr_mpact

Follow Mpact PR on Facebook: Facebook.com/MpactPR

Markette Sheppard

Markette Sheppard

Markette Sheppard is an Emmy award-winning TV host, children's book author, marketing executive and founder of Glow Stream TV. Follow her online @markettesheppard and @glowstreamtv.

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