Walker's Legacy Launches in Pennsylvania with Sold Out Program in Pittsburgh

Walker’s Legacy Launches in Pennsylvania with Sold Out Program in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA – On April 12, Walker’s Legacy, a national women in business collective with a purpose to continue the enterprising legacy of self-made millionaire Madame C. J. Walker, continued its 2014 multi-state organizational roll-out with a sold-out launch program in Pittsburgh. [space]
“The vision for Walker’s Legacy is to inspire, equip and connect a global network of emerging and established businesswomen,” says founder Natalie Madeira Cofield. “As we continue to grow in the area, we look forward to connecting women in Pittsburgh with the inspirational examples of what it takes to succeed.” [space]
Through power summits, seminars and online training, the national launches focus on career development, entrepreneurship and inspiration for enterprising women. [space]
The launch program featured remarks from Janera Solomon, Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater; Ola Jackson, Founder, OWN: Onyx Woman Network; Sabrina Saunders, Executive Director, Strong Women, Strong Girls; and Melanie Brown, Program Officer, The Heinz Endowments.  The event was held at the Montefiore Auditorium of venue sponsor, UPMC. [space]
Walker’s Legacy Pennsylvania, one of ten Walker’s Legacy local communities, is chaired by Jamila Taylor of BNY Mellon, who will establish on-going educational programming throughout the region. [space]
Walker’s Legacy was founded in 2009 with the mission to enhance leadership skills, create networking and learning opportunities and bring exposure to emerging trends in business for aspiring and professional women of color. Through its interactive programming, the organization has hosted former mayor’s award winning journalists and authors, Forbes ranked businesswomen and entrepreneurs from across the country. Initially established in Washington, DC, the organization has touched thousands of women through its interactive in-person and on-line educational programs.  [space]


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

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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.