S3, Ep4: A Backyard of Mannequins
Episode 417th August 2021 • Start Small, Dream BIG • Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
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Twenty years ago, Judi Henderson-Townsend started a side business renting mannequins from her backyard. Since then, Judi has built the only Black-owned mannequin company in the country, Mannequin Madness. In honor of her business success, Judi, also known to many as “The Mannequin Queen,” received a Special Achievement Award from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Living History Maker Award from Wells Fargo Bank.

Today on Start Small, Dream BIG, Judi talks to Center President Kerry Healey about what inspired Judi to start collecting mannequins and how her side hustle turned into a successful and sustainable business.