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 our dynamic new team members – the Walker’s Legacy National City Directors.
In celebrating the announcement of the newest additions to our team, Walker’s Legacy City Directors will be hosting Meet Your Match, a mentor-matchmaking event in partnership with SCORE. In recognition of Women’s History Month, this national series promotes direct networking, mentorship, and engagement with successful business leaders.
Learn more about our Philadelphia City Director below and register to attend the Meet Your Match Event here.
Philadelphia, PA – Tamika Taylor
Born and raised in the city of brotherly love, Tamika Taylor has always had the passion for entrepreneurship which led her to an integral role within the United States Department of Commerce and U.S. Small Business Administration to extend the reach of online federal resources and business assistance programs. Tamika studied organizational leadership at Pennsylvania State University and has worked with firms such as Public Financial Management and Janney Montgomery Scott to develop marketing strategies for public, private and nonprofit entities. As CEO of The TaylorMade Executives Company, she works to enhance career development strategies, entrepreneurial education and connects business owners to supporting organizations. Tamika believes in the importance of securing a business mentor to ensure long-term success and partners with various organizations such as SCORE Philadelphia, Startup Open and the American Entrepreneurship Award to deliver small business resources and tools to global communities. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of Dream Big Philly, a local initiative that aims to expand opportunities for emerging small business owners.
While minority women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs within the economy, there are still significant barriers women of color face while growing their enterprises. Many minority women are first generation entrepreneurs and rarely have access to networks where financing, resources, and mentors are readily available to them. Women are moving toward investing in themselves by prioritizing entrepreneurial and financial strategies to advance their careers and level work-life balance. It becomes increasingly important for minority women to build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliation groups to strengthen entrepreneurial interests and inspire support for each other within their pursuits and endeavors.
“I hope to help women of color build their sphere of influence, understand the support networks available to them and provide a safe space…”
“…to address unique challenges, share ideas, encourage growth and increase leadership opportunities.”