Walker’s Legacy & Google Celebrate Women of Color for National Small Business Week
(Washington, DC) – In an effort to celebrate the achievements of the fastest growing entrepreneurial segments in the country – African American and Hispanic women – Walker’s Legacy, a national women in business collective founded in 2009, is proud to partner with Accelerate with Google to host programs to support women of color in business throughout the country for National Walker’s Legacy Day, May 7, 2015.
Established in 1963, National Small Business Week recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the country, formalized through Presidential proclamation.
Today more than half of all Americans own or work for a small business. According to a report by the Minority Business Development Agency, diverse women-owned businesses are the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in the country accounting for 2.2 million of the 5.8 million minority-owned firms in the US, 186 billion dollars in gross receipts and 1.2 million employees in 2007.
“National Walker’s Legacy Day spotlights budding networks of entrepreneurial women of color that are being cultivated by Walker’s Legacy which works to provide a forum for women to build networks, gain skills and increase entrepreneurial supports for enterprising women of color,” stated Christian Reed-Ogba, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, BethanyEast PR and San Antonio Walker’s Legacy Chair.
In total, the organization will host nine programs throughout the country including Chicago, Washington, DC, Houston, Atlanta and Los Angeles, among other markets.
“African-American and Hispanic women are making great strides in entrepreneurship throughout the country, our goal for National Walker’s Legacy Day is to bring greater attention to our role as business owners and economic contributors to the US,” stated Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder, Walker’s Legacy.
To attend an upcoming event or find a program happening in your area visit www.walkerslegacy.com/events for more information.
About Walker’s Legacy: Established in 2009 and named in honor of Madam C. J. Walker, Walker’s Legacy serves as one of the largest entrepreneurial associations for women of color in the country.
About Accelerate with Google: Google is committed to making the web work for small businesses. That means making the web and all of our tools for businesses more accessible and useful. Accelerate with Google supports businesses in communities that are underrepresented on the web, growing diversity and inclusion in Google’s user, customer and partner base.