Press Release: WALKER’S LEGACY & COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL LAUNCH NEW PARTNERSHIP TO CHANGE THE NARRATIVE FOR BLACK WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2022

Washington, DC— On the heels of National Small Business Week, today Walker’s Legacy is announcing its partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, who will invest $250,000 in grant funding to our “10,000 Capital Ready” campaign, an ambitious initiative to ensure that 10,000 Black women entrepreneurs are “capital ready” by 2025.  As part of the partnership, Walker’s Legacy and Comcast will host regional town halls and a national convening of various thought leaders serving Black women entrepreneurs. 

The first of those events kicks off on May 18, with Walker’s Legacy Foundation, Blavity.org and McKinsey hosting 30 business leaders in Washington, D.C.. In addition, Comcast will collaborate with Walker’s Legacy to amplify powerful stories which highlight emerging Black Women entrepreneurs to drive more awareness of their needs and collaboration within their ecosystem to better foster generational wealth-building. 

“We sincerely appreciate Comcast’s investment in our aggressive initiative to ensure women entrepreneurs have a supportive and coordinated ecosystem to increase their capital, confidence and connections.  Comcast’s contribution is an example of its ongoing commitment to empowering marginalized entrepreneurs through positive narratives and solutions driven by those impacted on the frontlines.” said Ayris T. Scales, Walker’s Legacy’s Managing Director and CEO. 

The goal of the 10,000 Capital Ready campaign is to increase access, knowledge, capabilities, certificates, and supplementary resources that directly grows the number of Black women-owned businesses who can secure capital, contracts, and customers for their businesses. Walker’s Legacy recognizes that it cannot do this work alone or in a silo, and proposes to convene, design and execute a national strategy with an array of partners at every level, representing all sectors to achieve the commitment to 10,000 Black women entrepreneurs and beyond. 

“We know that the racial wealth gap is stifling growth and innovation in our country and that small businesses owned by women of color are disproportionately impacted,” said Dalila Wilkins-Scott, EVP and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation.  “This partnership with Walker’s Legacy will help ensure that more Black women entrepreneurs have the resources they need to not only thrive economically but to build a foundation for generation wealth.”

Walker’s Legacy produced a national post COVID-19 impact study and released results in June of 2021. Key findings from the study have informed the foundation’s evolved approach to supporting early-stage Black Women entrepreneurs around technology, self-care, funding and story-telling.

Comcast NBCUniversal’s partnership with Walker’s Legacy is a part of Project Up, the company’s comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity and help build a future of unlimited possibilities.

 For more information, please visit www.WalkersLegacy.com.

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ABOUT WALKER’S LEGACY FOUNDATION

Walker’s Legacy Foundation is the nonprofit arm of Walker’s Legacy, a digital media platform for multicultural women in business. The foundation is inspired by the philanthropic legacy of Madam C. J. Walker and her cause of female economic empowerment, funded through the success of her entrepreneurial endeavors. The  Foundation exists to enhance the livelihood and economic quality and equality of multicultural women by providing programming focused on improving financial literacy & financial empowerment. WLF equips women-led, micro-enterprises through entrepreneurship training and business development programming. 


ABOUT WALKER’S LEGACY

Walker’s Legacy is a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. We exist to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.

ABOUT COMCAST CORPORATION

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Jeneé Porter

WALKER'S LEGACY IS A GROWING GLOBAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS COLLECTIVE FOUNDED TO ESTABLISH NETWORKS OF EMPOWERMENT AND ACCESS FOR WOMEN OF COLOR IN BUSINESS.

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