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Pittsburgh, PA – 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, will officially launch its Pittsburgh programming, sponsored by Accelerate with Google, at a signature women in business brunch to be held on April 12, 2014 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM, UMPC MonteFoire Auditorium. [space]
The Pittsburgh launch continues the rapid growth of the organization which currently has established operations in San Antonio, Atlanta and Washington, DC. Through power summits, seminars and online training, national launches will focus on career development, entrepreneurship and inspiration for enterprising women. The organization is represented by appointed State Chair Jamila Taylor, who will work to build out ongoing sustainable programming in the region. [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 across the country, we look forward to connecting women in Pittsburgh with inspirational examples of what it takes to succeed.” [space]
The launch, will feature remarks from Melanie Brown, Program Officer, The Heinz Endowments; Janera Soloman, Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theatre; Sabrina Saunders, Executive Director, Strong Women, Strong Girls of Pittsburgh; Ola Jackson, founder & CEO, OWN: Onyx Women’s Network; and Walker’s Legacy founder, Natalie Madeira Cofield. [space]
To purchase tickets for the program, to be held April 12 at the UPMC Montefiere Auditorium, please click here. [space]
About Walker’s Legacy
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.