(New Orleans, Louisiana) – Walker’s Legacy, a national women in business collective founded in 2009, is proud to partner with Accelerate with Google to host an impactful brunch during Essence Music Festival Weekend. Walker’s Legacy is on a mission to increase the number of women entrepreneurs of color by improving access to key resources.
“African-American and Hispanic women are making great strides in entrepreneurship throughout the country, our goal for this annual awards brunch 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.
This brunch and awards program is another step in their journey to make this mission a reality. Attendees will join the Walker’s Legacy network and will become active participants in their movement by solving problems facing women of color in business. Each attendee will join six other women and a mentor and will have an hour to produce an idea that solves a problem for women entrepreneurs. Complimentary beauty products will be provided from partner, LAMIK Beauty.
Confirmed Honorees include:
Melinda Emerson – Forbes #1 Influential Woman for Entrepreneurs | Host, #SmallBizChat | Author, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months
Janaye Ingram – National Executive Director, National Action Network
Mushiya Tshikuka – Owner, The Damn Salon & Reality TV Star, “Cutting it in ATL” (WETV)
Beverly Bond – Founder and Executive Director, BlackGirlsRock, Inc.
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.