“Ask A Boss” Masterclass Series Featuring Arlan Hamilton

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July 22, 2020

Walker’s Legacy Introduces “Ask a Boss” Masterclass Series with Arlan Hamilton the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital

Featured speaker Arlan Hamilton, Founder and  Managing Partner of Backstage Capital will join Walker’s Legacy for “Ask a Boss” on Friday, July  24th  to discuss her success in creating a venture capital fund that invests in women, minority, and LGBTQIA entrepreneurs.

Washington, DCJuly 22, 2020—In partnership with the Minority Business Development Agency, Walker’s Legacy presents  “Ask a Boss”, a digital masterclass series featuring women of influence who have achieved success in business and beyond. The digital conversation will be held this Friday, July 24th at noon.

The digital series moderated by Natalie Madeira Cofield, Walker’s Legacy Founder & CEO, provides attendees with the opportunity to have an intimate conversation with award-winning business professionals, CEOS, and influencers. The “Ask a Boss” series will cover topics ranging from obstacles facing women in the workplace to career reinvention. 

The “Ask A Boss” digital masterclass series creates a platform for women of color in business to explore the benefits of mentorship and community,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO of Walker’s Legacy

The featured speaker of this episode in the masterclass series is Arlan Hamilton Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital. Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. 

Hamilton is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started from scratch in 2015, Backstage has now raised more than $10 million and invested in more than 130 startup companies led by underestimated founders.

“Investing in us—people of color, LGBT people, and women—is good business, good sense,” said featured speaker Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital

Arlan was featured on the cover of Fast Company magazine in October 2018 as the first Black woman non-celebrity to do so, and her new book “It’s About Damn Time” was released on Penguin Random House’s business imprint Currency in May 2020.

“Arlan Hamilton embodies the relentlessness necessary to succeed in business.  The fact that she pursues business success with the same passion for supporting the community and creating opportunities for others is both admirable and inspiring,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO of Walker’s Legacy. “We are excited for her to join us on Friday and share the valuable lessons she has learned along her journey of leveling the playing field in entrepreneurship.” 

Join us on Friday, July 24th, and register for our “Ask a Boss” digital masterclass here. For more information on this programming series, visit the link here. To inquire about upcoming digital masterclasses, please contact Mia Sims Washington at msims@walkerslegacy.com.

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