Success Profile: Meet Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Walker’s Legacy Charlotte City Director

Charlotte, NCWalker’s Legacy has announced Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter as its new Charlotte City Director. The expansion of these additional chapters brings the organization’s local engagement to 15 cities nationwide. City Directors work to implement the Walker’s Legacy mission in their local business communities through impactful in-person programming, organizational collaboration, and partnerships.

“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 of Walker’s Legacy. “Extending our programming to local markets provides an opportunity to take our digital engagement offline through meaningful programming and encourages the development of local ecosystems of support that are critical to the women we support.”

Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter is an advocate, nonprofit executive director and philanthropist with over 25 years of visionary leadership and a deep commitment to build sisterhood. A published author and keynote speaker, she currently leads a community effort to expand financial security pathways through collaboration to ensure economic opportunity for all families to thrive and prosper, including a focus on bridging the racial-wealth divide. Her degrees in social work (B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D.) along with a certification in personal and executive coaching, amplify her gifts as a connector, strategist and influencer.

“It’s an honor to be selected as Walker’s Legacy Charlotte City Director to amplify the voices of multicultural career professional, corporate and entrepreneurial women. Sisters, wear your Queen City crowns proudly knowing you are seen, heard, capable and destined to lead our community. As we build sisterhood while supporting each other, we are also building a lasting legacy for our families and inspiring the next generation of girls of color to believe their leadership dreams are possible,” said Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Charlotte City Director at Walker’s Legacy. 

“It has been an amazing experience building community with these dynamic women across the country. Adding an additional 6 City Directors to our Walker’s Legacy Leadership Family has been remarkable. I am so excited that we have the opportunity to expand our programming into 6 new communities this year reaching more multicultural women and serving as a resources pipeline to build local ecosystems of support,” said Gaybrielle LeAnn Gant, Director of Communities and Events leading the City Directors initiative. “I have absolutely loved getting to see each of our City Directors in action, meet the members of their communities, and watch them at work to advance the mission of Walker’s Legacy. This past month has been a true testament to the power of collaboration among multicultural women and sisterhood—I can’t think of a more fulfilling space.”
More information on Walker’s Legacy programming and the Walker’s Legacy City Directors may be found here.

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