CITY OF NEWARK, NEWARK CEDC, CAPITAL ONE, WALKER’S LEGACY and WALKER’S LEGACY FOUNDATION TO LAUNCH WOMEN WHO ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
Nine-week program will provide accelerated business development training for high-growth women-led enterprises; industry leaders, professors, investors, government officials, and peer entrepreneurs will work with participants
Newark, NJ – January 9, 2019 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Lyneir Richardson, Interim President & CEO Newark CEDC, Theresa Bedeau of Capital One, and Walkers Legacy founder and CEO Natalie Madeira Cofield, will launch Women Who Enterprise a nine-week training program for high-growth Newark-based women-led companies at a joint press conference on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 1:30 PM at Newark CEDC, 111 Mulberry Street. To attend, please click here.
The Women Who Enterprise program, set to commence on Saturday, February 9, 2019, provides women entrepreneurs with a dedicated instructor, cohort-model, a structured learning environment and covers important business topics including developing effective marketing and communications plans, legal aspects of small businesses, accounting and insurance, IT and finance, and human resource planning, among other critical areas important for small businesses to scale. The program is made possible by sponsorship from Capital One.
The program includes presentations by regional industry leaders, professors, investors, government officials, and peer entrepreneurs, designed to provide opportunities for additional networking and will be held every Saturday at the offices of NCEDC from 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM.
This initiative is a continuation to the highly-successful Moms Who Hustle pilot program in partnership with the Walker’s Legacy Foundation, which graduated a cohort of 25 women, and was aimed at helping single mothers gain economic empowerment.
The free program has a capacity of twenty-five (25) participants. Entrepreneurs interested in participating in the 9-week accelerator, or those seeking additional information, are encouraged to visit www.walkerslegacy.com or www.newarkcedc.org.
Applications are open until February 1, 2019. We encourage early applications to guarantee participation.
WHO: Remarks made by:
- Mayor Ras J. Baraka, City of Newark, NJ
- Mildred Crump, Council President, City of Newark, NJ
- Lyneir Richardson, Interim President & CEO, Newark CEDC
- Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO, Walker’s Legacy & Walker’s Legacy Foundation
- Theresa Bedeau, Community Development Banking, Capital One
WHAT: Launch of “Women Who Enterprise” a nine-week training program fore enterprising women
WHEN: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
WHERE: Newark CEDC
111 Mulberry Street, Suite LL
Newark, New Jersey
TO ATTEND: RSVP here to attend
MEDIA NOTE: Media parking is available on nearby streets