“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.” Madam C. J. Walker

Walker’s Legacy is a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. We exist to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming and a global community. We strive to level the playing field by ensuring that, when it comes to business, you are not alone.


Walker’s Legacy was founded in 2009 as a quarterly women in business lecture series designed to inspire women of all ages to walk into their professional passion and purpose.  It was developed after founder Natalie Madeira Cofield found herself in need of female mentors and role models during the formation of her first entrepreneurial venture.  As she searched, she noticed that other women around her were also looking for positive, successful and accessible examples of multicultural women in business.   Walker’s Legacy was born from the communal goal of developing an open forum for women to engage and inspire.

The original series was named in honor of Madam C. J. Walker the first self-made female millionaire in US history and a historical female entrepreneur, a biography that Cofield read often when she needed inspiration.

Since our founding, we have evolved to establish Walker’s Legacy as a global professional collective that works to promote the career advancement, skill sets and networks of multicultural women in business and women entrepreneurs.

Women who engage with Walker’s Legacy, affectionately known as Walkers, are women who aspire to start their own businesses or are looking to enhance their knowledge of achieving success in corporate America and their network of like-minded progressive women.

Walker’s Legacy Foundation

In 2016, Walker’s Legacy established the Walker’s Legacy Foundation.  Walker’s Legacy Foundation exists to provide the entrepreneurial, financial, and professional supports needed to improve economic prosperity and reduce economic inequality for multicultural women and girls, globally. 

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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.