Each year Walker’s Legacy is proud to host our Women in Business and Civic Leadership Summit and Awards programming during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Caucus week. This year, in partnership with the African-American Mayors Association, we are proud to celebrate the achievements of multicultural women who champion the development of policy and programs to advance economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems and job opportunities within their local communities.
If you know a woman who is deserving of recognition, we encourage you to nominate an economic development and civic leadership champion today. Finalists and winners will be invited to attend the 2017 Walker’s Legacy Women in Business and Civic Leadership reception to be held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative week in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 23, 2017, for networking and to accept their awards. Nominations will close August 15, 2017.
Eligible women much work for federal, state, or local governments, economic development-focused nonprofit organizations (chambers of commerce, community/economic development corporations), micro-finance institutions or public-private partnerships. For-profit businesses or non-economic development related nonprofit organizations are not eligible.