Walker’s Legacy Presents CARES 101: Getting To The Funding

Walker’s Legacy is excited to present a live virtual webinar—CARES 101: Getting To The Funding—on Wednesday, April 15 at 10:30 AM EST. The webinar will feature speakers from the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency, the National Urban League, and the National Women’s Business Council.

The CARES 101 webinar was designed to inform business owners with the necessary funding available with the CARES Act to fiscally sustain business operations during these unprecedented economic times. The webinar will highlight an informative conversation about the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act and funding opportunities for business owners.

“We are excited to partner with the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency, the National Urban League, and the National Women’s Business Council to empower small businesses with the information they need to acquire the necessary funding available thanks to the CARES Act,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder and CEO of Walker’s Legacy. “It’s important for businesses to be equipped with this knowledge to sustain business practices during these tough times.”

Featured Speakers include:

  • Henry Childs II, National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA): Henry Childs II was appointed the 17th National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. As the director of the MBDA, Mr. Childs encourages minority-owned business growth, invests heavily in new industries and minority growth equity funds, and initiatives like the Enterprising Women of Color initiative.

  • Stephanie E. DeVane, Vice President, Entrepreneurship & Business Development, National Urban League: Stephanie E. DeVane got her start in leading and managing operations of small businesses in 2013 when she joined the Urban Empowerment Fund—a subsidiary of the National Urban League—where she worked on credit analysis, portfolio and risk management. She earned her title of Vice President, Entrepreneurship & Business Development at National Urban League, where she fulfills her duties of managing small business programs nationally and oversees 13 Entrepreneurship Centers.

  • Nina C. Roque, Executive Director, National Women’s Business Council: Nina C. Roque began her tenure as the Executive Director of National Women’s Business Council in June 2018. Prior to serving in this role, she acted as Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labs and was Washington DC’s Director of Programs and External Affairs for the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute. She has also served as a law clerk and attorney, using her platform to show her dedication to public service and the empowerment of American workers, especially women of color entrepreneurs.

  • Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder and CEO, Walker’s Legacy: Natalie Madeira Cofield is the Founder and CEO of Walker’s Legacy, a digital platform for professional entrepreneurial multicultural women. Cofield founded Walker’s Legacy in 2009, with the mission to enhance leadership, create networking, learning opportunities, and bring exposure to emerging trends in business for aspiring professional women of color. Walker’s Legacy celebrated its 10-Year Anniversary this year of empowering women of color in business.

Register Today!

More information on this programming series may be found here. Learn more about the available COVID-19 relief funding using the  COVID-19 Government Resource Guide. To inquire about upcoming events or inquiries about the CARES 101 Webinar, please contact Mia Sims Washington  at msims@walkerslegacy.com.

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