Walker’s Legacy is proud to conduct research for minority women in entrepreneurship around the challenges they face and breakthroughs they have surpassed. Conducting this research is important not only to better understand corporate diversity and inclusion but also to gain awareness of the disparities that exist for entrepreneurial and economic efforts for multicultural women. To learn more about the ongoing research efforts that Walker’s Legacy is carrying out, please navigate our various research and insights topics below.

Entrepreneurship

Businesses owned by women of color have experienced unprecedented growth over the past two decades. This research, based on national data and a series of interviews with black women business owners, presents a summary of business owners’ motivation, challenges, support, and financial trends.

Fast Facts

The number of women-owned businesses is rapidly growing. Amidst these increases, women of color have become one of the fastest-growing segments of entrepreneurs in the country. This work explores the many challenges and opportunities faced by women of color entrepreneurs.

Black Women Entrepreneurship

The number of women-owned businesses is rapidly growing. Amidst these increases, Black women have become one of the fastest-growing segments of entrepreneurs in the country. This work explores the many challenges and opportunities faced by Black women entrepreneurs.

Native American Women Entrepreneurship

Native American women are some of the fastest-growing entrepreneur segments in business today. While still being underrepresented as entrepreneurs, this research shows the challenges and overcomings that Native American women have faced.

Latina Entrepreneurship

Latinx women are some of the fastest-growing entrepreneur segments in business today. While still being underrepresented as entrepreneurs, this research shows the challenges and overcomings that Latinx women have faced by stepping out into entrepreneurship in the United States.

Women’s Equal Pay Day

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

August 13, 2020
Every year, the National Committee on Pay Equity sets a date for “Equal Pay Day” to highlight the overall pay disparity between men and women who work full-time in the United States. In honor of August 13th, Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, this research shines a light on the wage gaps for Black women and the challenges they face in the United States.

Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day

October 1, 2020
Every year, the National Committee on Pay Equity sets a date for “Equal Pay Day” to highlight the overall pay disparity between men and women who work full-time. In honor of October 1st, Native American Women Equal Pay Day, this research shines a light on the wage gaps for Native American women and the challenges that they face in the United States.

Latina Equal Pay Day

October 29, 2020
Every year, the National Committee on Pay Equity sets a date for “Equal Pay Day” to highlight the overall pay disparity between men and women who work full-time in the United States. In honor of October 26th, Latina Equal Pay Day, this research shines a light on the wage gaps for Latinas and the challenges they face in the United States.

Men Who Enterprise

Our Men Who Enterprise research is based on national data around minority men business owners and their experiences in the world of business and entrepreneurship. These findings present statistical data for the motivation, challenges, financial trends, and support that minority men business owners face and need to thrive.

Black Men Entrepreneurship 

Sixty-five percent of all Black owned businesses are run by a man. Yet, as of June 2020, only four Black men are CEOs of fortune 500 companies. This research focuses on Black men in entrepreneurship and the challenges and opportunities these men face as entrepreneurs.

 

Walker's Legacy is a growing global women in business collective founded to establish networks of empowerment and access for women of color in business.

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