Success Profile: Meet Shatakia Niles, Walker’s Legacy Atlanta City Director

Atlanta, GA—Walker’s Legacy has announced Shatakia Niles as its new Atlanta 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.”

Shatakia Niles has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Shatakia attended Nova Southeastern University, earning her BA in Business Professional Management and a minor in Finance, and is a Senior Business Analyst for W.R. Berkley. Shatakia owns and operates two prominent businesses: Lorraine & Associates Administrative Services, a full-service administrative company, and Niles Striping, a local parking lot striping business. In addition, her portfolio includes extensive Black Belt Lean Six Sigma and project management training. Shatakia’s expertise lies in process improvement and event and project planning from ideation to implementation.

“Walker’s Legacy and it’s 10 year commitment to empowering and educating multicultural women is phenomenal! I want to share my gratitude to Natalie Madeira Cofield and Gaybrielle LeAnn Gant for the opportunity to continue the mission locally,” said Shatakia Niles, Atlanta City Director at Walker’s Legacy. “I’m extremely excited to join forces with a team of leaders dedicated to upholding such a powerful legacy and the opportunity to continue bridging the gap for multicultural women in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.”

“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.”

For more information on this programming series and the Walker’s Legacy City Directors may be found here.

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