Durham, NC—Walker’s Legacy, a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman, has announced LaTasha Best-Gaddy as its new city director for Durham, NC. La-Tasha has over 20 years of experience in Accounting, Insurance, Financial Services, and Non-Profit Industry Sectors and is a passionate thought leader and entrepreneur.
“I am honored to be Walker’s Legacy city Director for Durham, NC and share this digital platform with women of color within my region. This is an opportunity to bring great programs and resources to women business owners and women in leadership while breaking gender glass ceilings,” said LaTasha Best-Gaddy, Durham City Director at Walker’s Legacy.
La-Tasha Best-Gaddy is a Business Counselor with the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) on the campus of NC Central University. She is a guest instructor/ presenter at various North Carolina Community College Small Business Centers. She is the Chief Strategist of Infinity Bridges, Inc, a consulting firm that specializes in general accounting, training, and strategic facilitation. She is the owner of several real estate rental properties in Sampson, Roberson and Durham Counties. La-Tasha serves as a Founding Board Member, Board Co-chair, and Treasurer of NC Employee Ownership Center, Community Fellow of Shared Equity Economic Development (SEED), Board Chairman of Self-Help Credit Union, Board Treasurer of The Collaborative, and City of Durham Small Business Advisory Committee, Forward Cities Innovations Council and other organizations. She is the mother of two teenage business owners. She is currently pursuing an Economic Development Finance Professional Certification and Leadership Enhancement & Development Certificate. She holds graduate (MPA) and undergraduate ( BBA Finance) from North Carolina Central University. She has a certificate from The College of Insurance in New York. She is a graduate of the NC Rural Economic Development Institute, Leadership North Carolina and Leadership Triangle (a Goodman Fellow). She has recently received the 2019 SDG Honors Award sponsored by AgroBiz.
“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 LaTasha Best-Gaddy to provide much needed programming, content and engagement to this often overlooked community of enterprising women.”
LaTasha Best-Gaddy 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 LaTasha Best-Gaddy and the Cohort 1 of National City Directors here.