On March 23, in honor of Women’s History Month – Walker’s Legacy hosted a Congressional Briefing on graciously hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus to present an overview of Black Women Entrepreneurs: Past and Present Conditions of Black Women’s Business Ownership, research commissioned by the Small Business Administration and the National Women’s Business Council and prepared by Walker’s Legacy. The discussion explored ways in which the Congressional Black Caucus can be useful in aiding African-American female entrepreneurs through their entrepreneurial journeys, strategies for growth, and legislative recommendations moving forward.
On Monday March 27, Walker’s Legacy participated in a roundtable discussion with the National Women’s Business Council. On Tuesday March 28, Walker’s Legacy served as one of roughly twenty invited national organization’s hosted by Democratic Members of the Small Business Committee and Members of the House Democratic Women’s Working Group for a roundtable discussion on women’s business issues in the 115th Congress. During both discussions, small business owners and small business community leaders raised challenges and areas of needed emphasis as it relates to the climate of entrepreneurship for women. More specifically, Walker’s Legacy leadership and national organizations discussed how new policy should and can focus on increasing women entrepreneurs access to capital, paid family leave and access to resources to develop long-term strategic business growth.