Success Profile: Meet Brendez Wineglass, Walker’s Legacy NYC City Director

Walker's Legacy City Directors photographed by Deanna Reid of The Social Photog at The Westin Georgetown in Washington, D.C.


New York, NY—Walker’s Legacy, a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman, has announced Brendez Wineglass as its new city director for New York, NY.

A native New Yorker and Howard University graduate, Wineglass is a dedicated and proven leader with professional experience across the healthcare, tech, media, arts, and non-for profit industries. She is the Founder of Power Social Events, a networking dinner series with the purpose of encouraging intergenerational conversation and effective networking. Brendez was trusted by the Center’s Senior Executive and Executive teams to revise hospital policies, implementing effective healthcare practices to improve the overall quality of the hospital. Since 2016, Wineglass has been leading communities of Caribbean and Multicultural descent to one of strength and stability through several impressive initiatives.

Wineglass serves as the Vice-Chair to the Board of Directors for Community Mediation Services of NYC, is an executive board member of the Howard University Alumni Club of Greater New York , She is a 2018 Art Commissioning Producer with the Queens Council, a 2018 Innovative Cultural Fellow, and a member of influential organizations such as For(bes) The Culture, Google Partners, BWOI (Black Women of Influence), ColorComm, Silicon Harlem, and Black Tech Women. She has been a thought leader and advocates in the areas of civic engagement, art & culture, economic prosperity, entrepreneurship, leadership & development, health, and technology.

“I’m excited to be a part of a dynamic group of forward-thinking & selfless women. WE ARE ALL Walker’s Legacy and I look forward to educating my sisters, shepherding relationships, and adjusting the Crown on any Queen necessary,” said Brendez Wineglass, NYC City Director at Walker’s Legacy.

“Walker’s Legacy understands that the power of our organization comes from the power of the community that we work hard to build every day,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO,  “Extending our programming to local markets provides an opportunity to take our digital engagement off-line through meaningful programming and encourages the development of local ecosystems of support that are critical to the women we support.  We look forward to working with Brendez Wineglass to provide much needed programming, content and engagement to this often overlooked community of enterprising women.”

Brendez Wineglass is one of ten (10) Walker’s Legacy City Directors selected from a national call which garnered a pool of more than 100 talented applicants.  Selected leaders will aid in furthering the Walker’s Legacy mission in their local business communities through impactful in-person programming and local engagement.

In recognition of March, Women’s History Month, national Walker’s Legacy City Directors will host Meet Your Match, a mentor matchmaking event. This national programming promotes direct networking, mentorship, and engagement with successful business leaders hosted in partnership with SCORE, the nation’s largest network of expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.

Learn more about Brendez Wineglass and the Cohort 1 of National City Directors here. 


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Walker’s Legacy is a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman and exists to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.

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