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To celebrate what would have been Ghanaian entrepreneur Esther Afua Ocloo's 98th birthday today, Google's homepage features a new doodle that illustrates Ocloo "empowering the women of Ghana with the tools to improve their lives and communities," said Google.
As a young woman, Ocloo developed a strong desire to increase her livelihood through entrepreneurship; therefore, with a little less than a dollar to her name, she started making and selling her own marmalade in the 1930's. Ocloo was committed to growing her business, so much so that she didn't allow the lack of economic resources to deter her from securing a loan to do so.
After finally acquiring a loan, Ocloo expanded her business and went on to travel to England to learn more about food processing. Upon her return from England, Ocloo shared her newfound skills and knowledge about running a business with other Ghanaian women. Her influence was so huge that she was invited to the first U.N. World Conference on Women in 1975.
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