Walker’s Legacy, a national “Women in Business Collective”, was proud to partner with Accelerate with Google to host programs to support women of color in business throughout the country on May 7, during National Small Business Week.
National Small Business Week recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the country, formalized through 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, 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, 186 billion dollars in gross receipts and 1.2 million employees in 2007.
“National Walker’s Legacy Day spotlights budding networks of entrepreneurial women of color that are being cultivated by Walker’s Legacy which works to provide a forum for women to build networks, gain skills and increase entrepreneurial supports for enterprising women of color,” stated Christian Reed-Ogba, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, BethanyEast PR and San Antonio Walker’s Legacy Chair.
In total, the organization will hosted nine programs throughout the country including Chicago, Washington, DC, Houston, Atlanta and Los Angeles, among other markets, to mark the inaugural National Walker’s Legacy Day.
“ African- American and Hispanic women 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.
To learn more about Black women in business or the Walker Legacy Foundation visit www.walkerslegacy.com/events for more information.