Announcing 2016 University Women Campus Contributors

Walker’s Legacy Profiles recognize unique women of color in business who embody the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire. In this installment, meet the first cohort of the University Women Campus Contributors.


Walker’s Legacy is proud to announce the campus leaders chosen to join our first cohort of University Women Campus Contributors!

Aligned with the mission to create ecosystems for women of color in business and entrepreneurship, University Women provides a foundation for entrepreneurial and professional support to help guide the career trajectory for college women of color.

The University Women Campus Contributors program provides an opportunity for student journalists, bloggers, and leaders alike to discuss and publish original articles related to our mission.

“There are so many negative influences in our media. I believe that it’s important to have that source where women to go to in order to feel empowered, motivated, and inspired” Shannan Burrell, Campus Contributor, American University Graduate School of Communications


Our contributors represent some of the nation’s top institutions and are studying everything from economics and film to biology and criminal justice. You can expect articles from them to discuss an array of topics including professional development, campus life and issues, entrepreneurship, policy, and nationwide current events.

When asked, students like Chevel Powell from Dillard University stated that her ambition and ability to take initiative makes her a part our inspiration’s legacy. Dartmouth University’s Nalini Ramanathan too recognizes that being self-made requires support and resources, such as content geared toward the unique stories of women of color in college.

We are so proud of the accomplishments and talent of our first cohort and look forward to the thought-provoking content coming soon to Walker’s Legacy University Women.

Learn more about our writers and connect with them below:


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Walker's Legacy University Women

Walker's Legacy University Women

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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