Natalie Cofield Named One of the “Most Inspiring Leaders Of Our Time” by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition


Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder and CEO of Walker’s Legacy, has been named as one of the “Most Inspiring Leaders Of Our Time” by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. The organization honored leaders within the corporate, private, and public sectors at the Annual Media and Telecommunications Symposium opening reception on November 13 at Studio Xfinity.

“I’m honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO of Walker’s Legacy and Walker’s Legacy Foundation. “I founded Walker’s Legacy to elevate women of color in business and I’m elated to be recognized as we continue our mission to inspire and connect more multicultural women.”

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s Legacy Affair honored leaders with a proven record of inspiring others in their industries and communities. The “Most Inspiring Leaders of Our Time” actively promote messages of community and self-awareness within their local communities and worldwide.

To date, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has bestowed this award onto more than 12 people including Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congressman Jim Clyburn, Marie Sylla-Dixon (T-Mobile), among others.

The Media and Telecommunications Symposium featured panels of esteemed speakers and discussions on public policies in media, telecommunications, and the tech space. Topics ranged from net neutrality, privacy, workforce diversity, to elections security and how they are affecting communities of color.


María Guillén

María is a National Urban Fellow with Walker's Legacy. She has worked in the areas of broadcasting, public relations, and community engagement. Specializing in multicultural communications, María has consulted with several local and national nonprofits. She received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Public Relations and Communication Studies from Rowan University. She is currently pursuing an MPM degree from Georgetown University.

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