Meet Ayris Scales, the [Managing Director] of Walker’s Legacy, formed in 2009 in honor of the late Madam C.J. Walker, the first self-made woman millionaire in America. As part of continuing Walker’s Legacy, the foundation is committed to aiding the next generation of minority women entrepreneurs.
As part of Walker’s Legacy mission, the foundation has launched the Women Who Enterprise accelerator program. The three-month-long business training program is based around a structured curriculum that includes in-person cohort models and expert lecturers that aim to mentor existing businesswomen of color in their pursuit of advancing their business operations and access to funding.
“OUR WOMEN WHO ENTERPRISE BUSINESS ACCELERATOR IS SUITED FOR WOMEN FROM DIVERSE INDUSTRIES AND THAT’S ONE OF THE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT IT,” SCALES SAID.
“The women are centralized based on where they are in their entrepreneurial journey and what they hope to accomplish by way of business fundamentals such as pitching, accessing capital, business plan development and mental wellness vs. what services and products they sell specifically.”
Women Who Enterprise is now available in Washington, D.C., Rochester, NY, and Birmingham, AL. The inaugural accelerator program will begin November 6, 2021, and be conducted virtually due to the pandemic. (more)