September 2017 | The List: 11 Women in Economic Development and Civic Engagement

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In partnership with the African American Mayors Association, Walker’s Legacy presents the honorees of the 2017 Women in Economic Development and Civic Leadership Program. Eleven women will be honored as recipients of the Women in Economic Development and Civic Leadership Awards. These women are recognized as champions of policy and programs to advance economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems and job opportunities within their community.

View the gallery to learn more about this year’s recipients.


Kesi Felton


Kési Felton is a junior Journalism major from Atlanta, Georgia.She currently serves as the Content Director for Her Campus Howard and the Director of Communications for the Howard University Student Association. In addition to writing her own personal blog, she has written articles for The Hilltop, Walker's Legacy and Pretty Girls Sweat, LLC. Through digital storytelling, Kési hopes to amplify the voices and stories of underrepresented communities, beginning with Black women.

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