FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2020
Walker’s Legacy Graduates Indianapolis Cohort From The PROSPECTUS Business Accelerator Program For Multicultural Women
The digital platform for multicultural women in business and entrepreneurship graduates Indianapolis cohort from the PROSPECTUS™ business accelerator program.
Indianapolis, IN—June 25, 2020—Walker’s Legacy was proud to graduate nine participants from its PROSPECTUS™ Business Accelerator program in Indianapolis on June 25, 2020. The two-week program utilizes a structured curriculum, an online cohort model, and expert lectures to aid aspiring and existing businesswomen of color in their pursuit of advancing their business operations and access to funding.
Our participants mastered several areas such as marketing, finance, legal aspects, and more that will help them thrive within their small businesses with the help of instructor Denise Herd!
“It was an honor to lead this group of amazing women as they pursue their dreams of business ownership,” said Denise Herd, PROSPECTUS Indy Instructor. “Women are significantly impacting the entrepreneurial landscape and I’m confident we will be celebrating the accomplishments of these nine graduates for many years to come.”
- Melissa Davis
- Deondra R. Wardelle
- Nicole N Bell
- Kiahna Davis
- Mia Baird
- Brooklin Sims
- Aisha Cargile
- Sherrita Niles
- Alisesha Vaughn
According to Fast Company, women of color are the fastest-growing entrepreneurial community in the country—accounting for 89 percent of all new businesses opened over the last year. Participants of the PROSPECTUS™ program have access to an original entrepreneurship curriculum, a dedicated instructor, and an advanced learning environment to support growth and scale.
“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.”
In 2018, Forbes reported that the number of women-owned businesses had grown by 58% over the last decade. Those owned by black women grew by 164%. However, even though women of color remain a top entrepreneurial group, there is still a significant “lack of educational resources and mentors to help black women entrepreneurs ramp up their business knowledge.” The PROSPECTUS™ program has worked to change this narrative.
Walker’s Legacy is accepting registrations for the next online PROSPECTUS™ July 2020 cohort beginning on July 11th, 2020. For more information on the upcoming PROSPECTUS™ program, please visit the link here.