Harper in the News

Jane’s Long History of Supporting Women

Europe’s ARTE’s Station Creates Harper Documentary


Jennifer Lubey starting the documentation in the archives of the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

Rochester, NY rediscovers Harper. http://specne.ws/QQiGnU

Discover the Link With Susan B. Anthony, Bertha Palmer and the Suffrage Movement and how they Propelled Modern Retail Franchising by Martha Matilda Harper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR_mU5h656Y

Women in Franchising



How Martha’s Spirituality Led to Modern Retail Franchising’s Creation


60 Years Before Ray Kroc, There Was Martha

Discover Harper’s forgotten achievements https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2020/07/a-woman-launched-modern-retail-franchising-60-years-before-ray-kroc-jane-r-plitt.html.-

Franchise Today

Enjoy listening to Jane talk about how she discovered Martha, what Martha accomplished, and what she has to teach us today.  Franchise Today

Martha Buzz Happening

As the world looks for leadership in these troubled times, several media outlets are sharing Martha’s stories. Enjoy their perspectives. Hustle story, Women of History story

Good Hair Day for Martha in France!

In these troubled times, Radio France came looking for the how Harper launched modern retail franchising and transformed hair care.  Enjoy the story they created .  https://www.franceculture.fr/societe/a-lorigine-du-salon-de-coiffure-martha-matilda-harper

Women’s Equality Day — Still More to Do

Jane is outspoken about the remaining issues that need to be tackled for women to truly be equal. http://sarasotaheraldtribune.fl.app.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=3b36cfb71#.XWPSqoKmYos.gmail

Paperback Book Launch Begins in Harper’s Hometown- Rochester, NY

The Rochester Museum and Science Science was the kickoff site of the new paperback biography, Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream.  The community rallied around Harper with enthusiasm and outrage that Harper is a forgotten world leader. Email Jane to arrange a book launch/talk in your community.  Together, we can bring back Harper.  marthamatildaharper1888@gmail.com


March is Women’s History Month!

Enjoy a book about a real female heroine.  See you at the Venice Book Fair, Blalock Park, 200 Turner Street, Venice, Florida, 9 am -3 PM  Tent 25!!!!

January 17, 2019  6 PM Martha’s Magical Hair   and Martha the Hairpreneur were shared with the students and parents of Manatee Charter Schools.  Hard to choose which book !Choosing the book.JPG


Friday, January 25

3:00 to 4:00 PM

University of Rochester River Campus,Wilson Commons Building, Conference Room 121

jane plitt presentation 1-25-19_flyer

December Talks:

Mobilizing Women from Suffrage to Today
Jane Plitt will lead the discussion
Tuesday, Dec 18th 6PM
Motorworks Brewing, 1014 9th St W, Bradenton, Fl.
This is event is limited to 35. Reservations are required. Reserve by contacting anewlon@yahoo.com or Eventbrite at  Beer, Cocktails and Conversation, Lobbying – Mobilizing Women from Suffrage to Today

Impacting Madison, Wisconsin in October!!!!

Honored to have shared Martha’s lessons to young and older in Wisconsin.  Spoke  to 100 little ones part of the University of Wisconsin early development children’s lab, the Madison Rotary Club (one of the largest in the world -view presentation below) and then Women in Leadership talk at School of Human Ecology.  What a day!

Bayshore.jpg Inspiring Kids

Jane is wowing children as they discover  the magic of Martha’s life at several elementary schools .  Sign her up at your school for this school year.  marthamatildaharper1888@gmail.com

Related Articles:

Style Mag:Jane


HT Style 7:2:17 Martha’s Remarkable LIfeHT Style 7:2:17 Martha’s Remarkable LIfe
Martha Matilda Harper, the Greatest Businesswoman You’ve Ever Heard Of by Jaimie Seaton
What I Know 10 Years In As a Woman Entrepreneur by Kristen Wood
Watch this video about Harper and the collection at the Rochester Museum and Science Center

Buy the Book:

In Rochester, books are available at the Life Bridge Bookstore, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, the Rochester Public Library bookstore,  Simply New York and the Susan B. Anthony House,
In Sarasota, books  are available at Bookstore 1 , the Ringling School of the Arts’ Madeby Gallery, and the Reserves .
Get inscribed books from http://www.marthamatildaharper.org
Or  order directly on Amazon


Previous Speaking Events

Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 9.29.24 PM

Click here to listen to powerful Manatee and Sarasota women reading Martha’s Magical Hair at the Women’s Resource Center in Bradenton, Florida. This event was held at the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee County on May 16, 2017.