Recap | A Conversation on Climate and Water Infrastructure (Detroit, MI)

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Guests enjoy brunch during the program
Recap | A Conversation on Climate and Water Infrastructure (Detroit, MI)
Detroit, MI

Guests enjoy brunch during the program

Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence provides featured remarks during the program
Recap | A Conversation on Climate and Water Infrastructure (Detroit, MI)

Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence provides featured remarks during the program

Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence speaks with guests and panelists during the program
Recap | A Conversation on Climate and Water Infrastructure (Detroit, MI)

Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence speaks with guests and panelists during the program

Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder/CEO of Walkers Legacy moderates the panel
Recap | A Conversation on Climate and Water Infrastructure (Detroit, MI)

Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder/CEO of Walkers Legacy moderates the panel

Anistia Thomas, Detroit Chair, Walkers Legacy with program guests
Recap | A Conversation on Climate and Water Infrastructure (Detroit, MI)

Anistia Thomas, Detroit Chair, Walkers Legacy with program guests

Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder/CEO of Walkers Legacy moderates the panel
Recap | A Conversation on Climate and Water Infrastructure (Detroit, MI)

Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder/CEO of Walkers Legacy moderates the panel

Walker’s Legacy, a global platform for the multicultural woman in business and entrepreneurship,  hosted a roundtable discussion on climate impacts on communities of color in Detroit, MI 


The program, in partnership with the Clean Water for All Campaign and National Business League, took place on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Hotel St. Regis Hotel. Topics of discussion included renewable energy, climate preservation, local and federal clean water protections, water infrastructure and climate’s impacts on communities of color.

Participants and speakers included:

The Honorable Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Congress of the United States of America;

Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder, and CEO, Walker’s Legacy

Rhonda Grayer, WT Stevens Construction (Flint, MI);

Donele Wilkins, President, and CEO, Green Door Initiative (Detroit, MI);

Rita Brown, President, BCC+ and past president, National Women in Construction (Detroit Chapter)

Rosemary Enobakhare, Clean Water for All Campaign;

Anistia Thomas, Phiaria Insurance and Detroit Chair, Walker’s Legacy; and

Audra Carson, Founder/CEO, De-Tread+.

An audience of 25 area business leaders, stakeholders, and member of the Walker’s Legacy network joined to discuss the intersectionality that exists between environmental justice, civil rights, and entrepreneurship.  View the gallery for more on this impactful event.

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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.

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