Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1893,

October 26, 1952) was an American actress, singer-songwriter, and comedian. For her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939), she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first African American to win an Oscar. She was the first black woman to sing on the radio

in the United States. (Wikipedia)


“To you young people who are aspiring to succeed in some line of endeavor, in spite of the troubles that many of us have

experienced, let me say this: There is still room at the top.” -Hattie McDaniel


McDaniel is a great example of how important self-management is. She set tangible goals for herself and beat

them. When you have the discipline to go after what you want there will always be room for you at the top!