Walker’s Legacy Profiles recognize unique women of color in business that embody the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire.
In this installment, meet Jasmine Knight, a senior at Michigan State University and our full-time Fall 2016 Walker’s Legacy Intern!
What do you do when there are no business programs for young women of color on campus?
If you’re Jasmine Knight, the newest Walker’s Legacy intern, you launch your own conference to address the need. In 2016, Jasmine organized the 1st Annual Black Women’s Leadership Conference on the campus of Michigan State University to address the career and mentorship needs of young black women. Needless to say, we loved her hustle and she’ll be joining our team beginning August 18 as part of her senior Study Away Internship Program in Washington, DC.
“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Serenity Prayer
Who is she: Jasmine Knight is a Senior graduating in December 2016 studying Interdisciplinary Studies – Community Governance & Advocacy with a Political Science Cognate. While attending Michigan State, she has been apart of Advantage, F.A.M.I.L.Y. (Forget About Me, I Love You), Women of Distinction, has been a Resident Assistant in McDonel Hall. Knight has also been active in various community service projects through organizations, non-profits, and a Community Engagement Study Abroad Program. She has participated in a Study Away Program in Puerto Rico to enhance her Spanish fluency while learning about their culture and political views. Jasmine is very excited to be participating in the Michigan State Study Away Internship Program in Washington, DC and joining the Walker’s Legacy team as an intern this fall.
Whats your Favorite Quote: The serenity prayer is my favorite quote because through it I find humility and peace. This quote gets me through many difficult situations and also helps me to identify problems so that I may affect change.
Why are Women of Color in Business Important to You? Women of color in Business are important to me because they are underrepresented and overlooked not only as entrepreneurs, but even as students at universities. We are not taken seriously as Black women interested in business or entrepreneurship. As a woman who would like to own her own business someday, these are the reasons that Women of color in Business are important to me and should be important to others as well.
You may reach Jasmine directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jasmine will be working from our DC office for 32 hours a week as an intern through the Michigan State Study Away Internship Program.