In recognition of her inspiring career, The Chicken Lady was invited to the Oval Office to meet with President George W. Bush to discuss education reform.
Dupree worked for 12 years as a corporate trainer and community spokesperson for what she calls "a major chicken restaurant chain." She became so well-known that people begin to refer to her as The Chicken Lady.
Already in her 30s, Dupree went to college for the first time and took her first public speaking class. Her professors told her that she was a natural.
Dupree worked as a maid, following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. "It was not my choice," Dupree said. "But as it turned out, for me, it was the path that led to who I am today."
Dupree has been a featured speaker on Trinity Broadcasting Network and attracted an audience of 10 million viewers.
In addition to her career as a corporate trainer, Dupree has published several book, hosted radio and television programs, and organized workshops and seminars. She's also a college professor and has designed successful programs for businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and church groups.
Dupree's granddaughter is track and field superstar Tiffany Ross-Williams.
The best way to celebrate National Chicken Lady Day is to continue to chase your own dreams and work to make them a reality. Whether it's writing a screenplay, starting your own business, or learning to play the violin — Chicken Lady says to go for it!
Chicken Lady says it's time to invest energy into yourself. (She's even written a book on this topic.) That's a valuable lesson that we should pass on to others.
Never stop learning and encouraging others to do the same. Look to Chicken Lady for inspiration. She has a bachelor's degree in science, as well as a master's and a doctorate.
Dupree’s story has encouraged thousands of people to improve their lives by investing in themselves and their dreams.
Among other activities, The Chicken Lady has trained hundreds of professional speakers, including many who have gone on to write their own books.
Some sources report that Dupree was one of the first Americans to have an email address.