National small business programming to highlight the contributions of women of color in business, the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment
(Washington, DC) –In an effort to celebrate the achievements of the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in the country, African American and Hispanic women. Walker’s Legacy a global women in business collective founded in 2009, is proud to announce its second annual National Walker’s Legacy Day in celebration of National Small Business Week, on May 5, 2016.
Established in 1963, National Small Business Week recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the country, formalized through a Presidential proclamation.
Today more than half of all Americans own or work for a small business, according to a report by the Minority Business Development Agency. Of those, diverse women-owned businesses are the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in the country accounting for 2.2 million of the 5.8 million minority-owned firms in the US, with 186 billion dollars in gross receipts and 1.2 million employees.
“Women of color are making great strides in entrepreneurship throughout the country, our goal for National Walker’s Legacy Day is to bring greater attention to our role as business owners and economic contributors to the US,” stated Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder, Walker’s Legacy
Walker’s Legacy is scheduled to host 13 programs on May 5th, entering new markets such as Nashville, TN; Stockbridge, GA; Riviera Beach ,FL; Detroit, MI; and Hawthorne ,CA, among other markets.
About National Walker’s Legacy Day: National Walker’s Legacy Day is celebrated during National Small Business Week to highlight the contributions of women of color in business, the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in the country; bringing together thought leaders, women business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs for meaningful discussions, networking, and support.