Walker’s Legacy Houston Holds Sold-Out Business Brunch to Celebrate Achievements of Women of Color in Business

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Houston, Texas (March 17, 2016) – On March 6, Walker’s Legacy, a growing global women in business collective named in honor of Madam C. J. Walker, celebrated Women’s History Month before a sold-out audience at Lucille’s restaurant in Houston.

The organization, founded by entrepreneur Natalie Madeira Cofield, was established to create support networks for professional and enterprising women of color hosted established and emerging leaders from Houston’s multicultural women in business community for its Local Women in Leadership Brunch. The program featured remarks from Maria Rios, President & CEO, Nation Waste; Darian Ward, Press Secretary, Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner; and Sydney Dao, Founder, Squid Inc.

Economic census reports released by the Minority Business Development Agency have recognized that minority business women served as the fastest growing entrepreneurial segments in the nation with the largest percentage of growth achieved by African American and Hispanic women entrepreneurs.

Walker’s Legacy Houston is one of twenty cities where Walker’s Legacy operates domestically and is led by city chairs, Mercedes Harris, Ashley Anthony and Nyla Spooner.

About Walker’s Legacy
Walker’s Legacy is a global women in business collective founded in 2009 to inspire enterprising women of all ages to walk into their professional passion and purpose. The organization is named in honor of Madam C. J. Walker, the first self-made female millionaire in US history.

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Walker’s Legacy is a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman and exists to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.

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Walker's Legacy is a growing global women in business collective founded to establish networks of empowerment and access for women of color in business.