Walker’s Legacy is pleased to announce María Guillén has joined the organization as a National Urban Fellow. Guillén will be based in Indianapolis as a full-time fellow and will be working with the organization to install and implement business and entrepreneurship programming in Indianapolis. She will also manage and support national business programming, assist with communications, media relations, and Latinx engagement for Walker’s Legacy.
“We’re excited to welcome María to the team and to expand to Indianapolis a burgeoning midwest hub” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder and CEO of Walker’s Legacy. “As an alum of the National Urban Fellows program, I am proud to attribute much of my success to my participation and look forward to providing the opportunity for another woman of color to obtain her graduate degree while simultaneously gaining real world business and leadership experience.”
The National Urban Fellows program is a premier leadership development organization with a longstanding history in Indianapolis with a number of notable alumni in various areas of government, academic, nonprofit, and corporate leadership roles.
Guillén brings expertise in public relations, broadcasting, and community relations to the fast-growing enterprise. Prior to joining Walker’s Legacy, Guillén was the Community Empowerment Coordinator at Univision Communications in Philadelphia where she produced the local content for the weekend community affairs show, Conexión Fin de Semana. She specializes in multicultural and nonprofit communications for small businesses and multimedia companies.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with Walker’s Legacy through the National Urban Fellows program,” said Guillén. “I admire the organization’s vision to mentor and support enterprising women of color in honor of Madam C.J. Walker. I’m excited to join the team and contribute to the work.”
Walker’s Legacy is on a mission to build the largest digital platform for entrepreneurial women of color. As a National Urban Fellow, Guillén will also work to obtain her Master’s in Policy Management at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.