Recap: Women in Economic Development & Civic Leadership Awards

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Walker’s Legacy — the largest digital platform for multicultural women in business —andthe Walker’s Legacy Foundation were proud honor six phenomenal women this year for the Fifth Annual Women in Economic Development & Civic Leadership Awards.

Recipients of the Women in Economic Development and Civic Leadership Awards are recognized as champions of policy and programs to advance economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems and job opportunities within their respective communities. The 2019 theme was Innovation in Education.

This year’s honorees included:

  • Matrika Bailey-Turner, Director of Social Innovation, Case Foundation
  • Maia Sharpley, Partner, Learn Capital
  • Tiffany Taylor, Vice President, Deputy Chief People Officer, Teach For America
  • Dr. Roslyn Artis, President, Benedict College
  • Naomi Shelton, Director of Community Engagement, KIPP Foundation
  • Dr. Monica Goldson, CEO, Prince George’s Public Schools

The 2019 Women in Economic Development & Civic Leadership Awards Luncheon was held in Washington, DC on September 12, 2019 at the Hamilton Live. The program included featured remarks by: Duanecia Evans, Senior Managing Director, National Black Community Alliances, Teach for America; Khalilah Harris,  Managing Director, K-12 Education Policy Center for American Progress;  Jetheda Hernandez, Strategic Partnerships, Minority Business Development Agency; among other notable female leaders.

The event was sponsored by Teach for America and Minority Business Development Agency and is produced by Walker’s Legacy and the Walker’s Legacy Foundation.


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