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Superb Woman: Mildred S. Carrethers

Mildred Square Carrethers has received the Chieftainship Title from the Village of Ogidi, Nigeria’s Yoruba Tribe.

Mildred S. Carrethers
Mildred S. Carrethers

Mildred Square Carrethers was born in Scotlandville, LA, the eighth of 12 children. She was active in the family church and helped on the family farm. Upon graduating from high school, Mildred, on a full academic scholarship, received a BS degree with high honors, in accounting from Southern University. After graduation she worked as a financial analyst for Humble Oil Company’s (Exxon). She received an MBA in Finance and Economics from Loyola University and became a Certified Public Accountant. She spent a three-year assignment based in West Africa as a controller. From 2008-2015, Mildred was a partner in HBP Group (operating company of Louisiana IHOP Restaurants.) A member of The Links, Inc, The Girl Friends, Inc, and Carrousel, Inc.; she is a life member of the Scotland High School and Southern University Alumni Associations; NAACP; and founding member, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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