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Women’s History Month: Saluting McDonald’s Franchise Owner Marla Thrower

James and Marla Thrower opened their first McDonald’s on Nov. 21, 1989 after participating in a program that allowed participants to get in touch with franchises. Soon the Thrower’s left the corporate world to do their own thing. To date the Thrower “Family” own 30 McDonald’s restaurants in Michigan and Louisiana.

I talked to Marla about how she and her husband became franchise owners, the challenges she’s faced as a women entrepreneur and advice for up and coming women seeking entrepreneurship; then we talked about another of my favorite subjects… food!

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Women’s History Month: Film Described As ‘A Love Letter’ To Black Women Makes Its TV Premiere

The film, (In) Visible Portraits makes its television premiere March 2, 2021 on OWN; celebrating Black women by sharing their stories of struggle, resilience, celebration and more.

Director/Producer Oge Egbuonu says that (In) Visible Portraits unapologetically affirms Black women and offers a poetic invitation that says “I see you, I hear you and you matter.” She calls the film “a love letter to Black women and a re-education for everyone else.”

(In)Visible Portraits premieres Tuesday, March 2 at 9pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network