Walker's Legacy Partners with Global Entrepreneurship Week to Highlight International Business Women

Walker’s Legacy is proud to partner with Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 in an effort to highlight the achievements of enterprising women from around the world.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

Join us for a week of inspiring and informative one-on-one conversations. Check out our listing of speakers dates and times below.


Monday, November 16, 2015 1PM – 2PM EST

EC_barbosaAdriana Barbosa, Founder of Fiera Petre (Black Expo)

At the age of 23 Adriana Barbosa experienced the unfortunate setback of being unemployed. Unsure of any available opportunities she turned to selling merchandise on the street to earn her living. It was there that she found inspiration alongside merchants of her own complexion. In 2002, she decided to create the Black Cultural Fair which seeks to fosters ethnic entrepreneurship and strengthen black culture in Brazil. Adriana, also created the Fair Black Institute, an event that takes place once a year, and has brought together 400 artists, 500 exhibitors, more than $2 million in currency circulation, and 70,000 visitors to Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 10AM-11AM EST

Biola Alabi, Managing Partner of Biola Alabi MediaEC_Biola-Alabi1

Biola Alabi is the Managing Partner of Biola Alabi Media, the media icon heads a dynamic consultancy with expertise in strategic consulting for pay entertainment, digital television, interactive television and emerging entertainment distribution platforms; they service governments, content creators, telecommunication industry, and investors in the converging media technology space.  She is also the founder of www.groomingforgreatness.com a leadership fellowship focused on developing the next generation of African leaders.  Named one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa by Forbes Magazine (2012), a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2012)and CNBC Africa’s AABLA West African Business Woman of the Year (2013), for over five highly successful years, Biola Alabi held the high-profile position of Managing Director for M-Net Africa, part of the globally renowned Naspers Group. Prior to this, she was based in the United States where she was part of the executive team at the influential children’s television brand Sesame Street and a member of the marketing team that launched the well-respected Korean motor vehicle corporation Daewoo in the USA.

An alumni of the University of Cincinnati where she graduated with a Degree in Public and Community Health, Alabi has spent recent years polishing her knowledge with Executive Education Programs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs.  From August to December 2014, she also participated in The Yale World Fellows Flagship Program at Yale University. Alabi has also spoken globally on the status of the African creative arts industry, the opportunities available on the continent, the success of Nollywood and the need for ongoing investment into infrastructure and skills sharing initiatives.

Respected as an expert in her field, her speaking engagements include appearances at the International Women in Digital Media Speaker Series – Women in Film and Television (Toronto) in November 2012 as well as the International Institute of Communications, Telecommunications and Media Forum (Brussels) in March 2014. She is a regular panelist on Africa-related subjects at World Economic Forum meetings.


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