Newark, NJ—Walker’s Legacy, a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman, has announced Lauren Jackson as its new city director for Newark, NJ. Lauren is an attorney and social entrepreneur committed to the empowerment of women and girls of color. She is an Associate with a top regional firm in their Newark office, the Founder of Instilling My Ability to Naturally Embrace Excellence (IMANEE), Inc., and The L. Renee Group.
“Newark is ever evolving. I am excited to carve out an intentional space for enterprising women as a means to providing resources to help us be a part of the city’s expansion. I am honored to support the work of this organization as a City Director and advance its mission,” said Lauren Jackson, Newark City Director at Walker’s Legacy.
Lauren is a graduate of Seton Hall University and Howard University School of Law. Aside from her work as an attorney, she is the Founder of IMANEE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of girls of color, and The L. Renee Group. She has traveled throughout the country serving as a guest speaker and workshop leader presenting on topics such as servant leadership, legal perspectives for small businesses and self development. Lauren has been featured on XONecole.com, the We Are Still Becoming Podcast, QUEEN + QUEEN Magazine and the 2016 United States of Women.
“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 Lauren Jackson to provide much needed programming, content and engagement to this often overlooked community of enterprising women.”
Lauren Jackson 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 Lauren Jackson and the Cohort 1 of National City Directors here.