Programming to highlight women of color in tech and innovation
Miami, FL – Walker’s Legacy, a growing global women in business collective, is proud to partner with Black Tech Week Miami to curate programming to highlight and inform women in business and innovation.
Through the partnership, Walker’s Legacy will produce programming including a women innovators reception and panel addressing women in the innovation economy and lessons on intellectual property, all of which will feature leading national and regional women of color.
Expanding Black Tech Week programming to emphasize women of color in business presents a great opportunity for Walker’s Legacy to continue advancing the agenda of women across industry. Natalie Madeira Cofield
“We are very excited to continue strategic engagement and expansion by partnering with organizations that have a shared mission in advancing entrepreneurship for under-represented communities,” stated Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder, Walker’s Legacy.
“We are excited to partner with Walker’s Legacy and bring their ground-breaking work of connecting Minority Women Entrepreneurs which are one of the fastest growing sectors in entrepreneurial endeavors to Miami during Black Tech Week. Partnerships like this with support of our presenting sponsor the Knight Foundation will allow us to truly have an impact in creating more access to women of color in business,” stated Felecia Hatcher, Founder CodeFever and co-founder Black Tech Week Miami.
With a growing national footprint, Walker’s Legacy has expanded to reach seventeen cities throughout the nation providing thought-leading, informative and educational business programming to support our goal of encouraging entrepreneurship amongst women of color.
Walker’s Legacy activated programming will happen from February 18 to February 20, 2016. The entire week of programming planned by Black Tech Week Miami will take place from February 15 to February 20th in Miami, Florida.
Florida International University
Thursday, February 18, 2016
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Friday, February 19, 2016
11:00AM – 12:30PM
About Walker’s Legacy:
Walker’s Legacy is a global women in business collective founded in 2009 to inspire enterprising women of all ages to walk into their professional passion and purpose. Our organization is named in honor of Madam C. J. Walker, the first self-made female millionaire in US history. For more information visit, www.walkerslegacy.com
About Black Tech Week 2016:
Blacktech Week is an immersive week-long series of events during Black History Month that brings together the most innovative young minds, creative influencers and thought leaders of color to learn from the best, exchange ideas and address common challenges through engaging workshops, thoughtful discussions, access to VC funding, and social interchange. The weeklong cultural celebration will highlight cutting-edge innovations and entrepreneurial innovation in the black community. For more information visit, www.blacktechweek.com.