2022 Women in Economic Development & Civic Leadership Honoree: Kesha Cash

During the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 51st Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), Walker’s Legacy will be hosting our Women in Economic Development & Civic Leadership Awards Luncheon. Our annual award is given to women in recognition of the outstanding contributions they have made and their continued dedication to advancing economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems, and job opportunities within their communities and industries. 

Kesha is passionate about helping the next generation of founders navigate the challenges that inevitably arise when building a business—even when the idea is great, the model is strong, or funding is abundant. She was recently named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” and is the subject of a Stanford Graduate School of Business case study on forming a successful impact venture capital firm. She has nearly a decade of experience in impact investing; at Jalia Ventures, a $5 million fund that she co-founded with Josh Mailman, she made seed investments in mission-driven companies including Red Rabbit, Schoolzilla, and ConnXus. She was also an investment associate at Bridges Ventures in the UK. Prior to this, Kesha worked as an operational consultant to small businesses in inner-city Los Angeles and as a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Merrill Lynch. She currently serves on the board of directors of CareAcademy, and is an elected member of the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee. She received her M.B.A. from Columbia University and her B.A. in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley.

We are honored to have Kesha as 2022 Women in Economic Development & Civic Leadership awards recipient!

Jeneé Porter

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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