Walker’s Legacy is proud to announce that Walker’s Legacy Foundation, the non-profit sister arm of Walker’s Legacy, has received $600,000 in funding from W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support programming designed to support women of color entrepreneurs. Specifically, with this grant, Walker’s Legacy is excited to launch Women Who Enterprise.
Women Who Enterprise is an online 3-month national financial literacy and entrepreneurship program designed to aid multicultural women to manage their savings, increase financial literacy awareness, gain entrepreneurship skills, and reduce childhood and family poverty.
This grant will assist with program expansion and management, implementation and execution including technology portal development, marketing outreach, and community engagement, research, and evaluation for Women Who Enterprise. This initiative, a technology-based – cohort modeled, national financial literacy and entrepreneurship program designed to meet low-income women at the early stages of business development, addresses both the challenges of generational family poverty as well as business equity and access.
Women Who Enterprise is rooted in the premise that providing business and financial literacy technical assistance support to micro-enterprises led by minority women will aid them in personal, family and business savings, has the potential to increase household income through the formalization of successful businesses, and can aid in the reduction of child and family poverty within minority communities.