National Small Business Week Reception with Walker’s Legacy

May 4, 2015

Walker’s Legacy & Google Celebrate Women of Color for National Small Business Week

(Washington, DC) – In an effort to celebrate the achievements of the fastest growing entrepreneurial segments of in the country – African American and Hispanic women – Walker’s Legacy, a national women in business collective founded in 2009, is proud to partner with Accelerate with Google to host programs to support women of color in business throughout the country for National Walker’s Legacy Day, May 7, 2015.

Established in 1963, 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 American’s owning or working for a small business.   According a report by the Minority Business Development Agency, diverse women-owned businesses are the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in the country accounted 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 total, the organization will host nine programs throughout the country including Chicago, Washington, DC, Houston, Atlanta and Los Angeles among other markets.

“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 attend the Houston reception, please visit for more information.

About Walker’s Legacy: Established in 2009 and named in honor of Madam C. J. Walker, Walker’s Legacy serves as one of the largest entrepreneurial associations for women of color in the country.

About Accelerate with Google: Google is committed to making the web work for small businesses. That means making the web and all of our tools for businesses more accessible and useful. Accelerate with Google supports businesses in communities that are underrepresented on the web, growing diversity and inclusion in Google’s user, customer and partner base.



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