Founder's Note: Why Enterprising Women are Important to Me

Today is National Walker’s Legacy Day, a day to celebrate the vital role that businesswomen of color play in the United States.

This week alone we have seen this in women like Advisory Board member Necole Parker, CEO of the Elocen Group (+ $20 million firm), recently named the Small Business of the Year (DC) by the US Small Business Administration.

And everyday we see this in women like each of you.

Did you know:

  • Women of color represent 2.2 million firms within the United States?
  • Employ more than 1.1 million employees?
  • Grossed more than $186 billion in gross receipts?
  • Represent the fast growing entrepreneurial segments in the country?
  • African American women represent more than 45% of all diverse women-owned firms in the US, the largest percentage of any one community?

What these facts don’t show is the talent pipeline that exists for a future generation of women business owners and professional women with entrepreneurial aspirations.

Women are the economic backbone of the US and play a significant role in the $2.5 billion spending power of the collective Black and Hispanic community as noted by recent Neilson consumer spending studies.

Madam C. J. Walker said “I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavor to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race.”

Please join Walker’s Legacy as we continue to honor our past by equipping present and future generations of women of color in business.

Consider attending one of our nine programs across the nation this evening or upcoming programs in the future.

Happy National Walker’s Legacy Day!
 

Regards,

  Natalie Madeira Cofield
  Founder, Walker’s Legacy
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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.

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