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

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New Orleans program features local leaders and continues national Women’s History Month programming

New Orleans, LA (March 21, 2016) – On March 19, 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 Dillard Universtiy in New Orleans.

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 New Orleans’s multicultural women in business community for its Local Women in Leadership Brunch. The program included remarks from Antwan Harris, Jacquelin Castian, Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, Downtown Lesli Brown, and Ariel Wilson.

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 New Orleans is one of twenty cities where Walker’s Legacy operates domestically, The local chapter is led by Erica Durousseau, Advancement Director at Dillard University.

The organization’s next program will be held on May 5th, 2016 during National Small Business Week.

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