Announcing 2020 Walker’s Legacy National City Directors | Cohort 2

Walker’s Legacy has launched an additional six (6) local chapters across the country with the expansion of its National City Directors that work to implement the Walker’s Legacy mission to engage, inspire, and equip professional and entrepreneurial multicultural women in their local areas. Cities include Atlanta (GA), Austin (TX), Charlotte (NC), Detroit (MI), Philadelphia (PA), and Phoenix (AZ). The expansion of these additional chapters brings the organization’s  local engagement to 15 cities nationwide. 

“Walker’s Legacy understands that the power of our organization comes from the power of the community that we work hard to build every day,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO of Walker’s Legacy.  “Extending our programming to local markets provides an opportunity to take our digital engagement offline through meaningful programming and encourages the development of local ecosystems of support that are critical to the women we support.”

City Directors were selected from a national call that garnered a pool of more than 65 talented applicants. City Directors work to implement the Walker’s Legacy mission in their local business communities through impactful in-person programming, organizational collaboration, and partnerships.


The 2020 National Walker’s Legacy City Director Cohort 2 includes:

Shatakia Niles

Atlanta, GA 

Kendra Speed

Austin, TX

Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter

Charlotte, NC

Jessica Byrd

Detroit, MI

Alexia Doumbouya

Philadelphia, PA

Paula Johnson-Hutchinson

Phoenix, AZ

City Director Chapters will launch  across the country with featured remarks, networking, a fireside chat with leading executives and businesswomen, and a meet-and-greet with members from the national team.

“It has been an amazing experience building community with these dynamic women across the country. Adding an additional 6 City Directors to our Walker’s Legacy Leadership Family has been remarkable. I am so excited that we have the opportunity to expand our programming into 6 new communities this year reaching more multicultural women and serving as a resources pipeline to build local ecosystems of support,” said Gaybrielle LeAnn Gant, Director of Communities and Events leading the City Directors initiative. “I have absolutely loved getting to see each of our City Directors in action, meet the members of their communities, and watch them at work to advance the mission of Walker’s Legacy. This past month has been a true testament to the power of collaboration among multicultural women and sisterhood—I can’t think of a more fulfilling space.”

To inquire about upcoming City Director and City Ambassador opportunities, please contact Gaybrielle LeAnn Gant at


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Walker’s Legacy is a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman and exists to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.

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