Success Profile: Meet Kabrillen Jones, new Program Associate at the Walker’s Legacy Foundation

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Walker’s Legacy Profiles recognize unique women of color in business that embody the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire.

In this installment, meet Kabrillen Jones, Walker’s Legacy Foundation Program Associate, and the newest member of the Walker’s Legacy team!

To be the “first”, “only” or “one of few” can be exhausting and even disheartening but I am reminded that I can and must be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous not only for myself but for the women who will come after me.

Who is she?  A recent grad of Harvard Graduate School of Education and Spelman alum, Kabrillen Jones is deeply dedicated to serving others and making the world around her a better place.

She has previously worked for JPMorganChase, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, City Year, 100 Black Men of Atlanta and the Executive Office of Mayor of Boston with focus on economic development and operations.  Through her work with various service and civic organizations she knows meaningful partnerships can truly change the world.   A Bonner Scholar who has completed more than 1,000 community service hours, Kabrillen hopes to purposefully link non-profit, for-profit and government entities to make lasting change.

What is Your Favorite Quote? 

“Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” This line from the famous poem, “Our Deepest Fear”, speaks directly to the “imposter syndrome” I have often felt as a young Black women navigating places and spaces that were never created with me in mind.

Why women of color in business important to you? Women have been handling business for years; now is the time for the world to recognize the gifts, talents and abilities our communities have always known them to possess. Women of color are innovative, creative, savvy, and strategic; they are the leaders the business sector needs, the are the leaders the world needs.  If given the opportunity, women of color in business have the potential to solve problems, help communities and empower others in ways the world could never imagine. Their experience, perspective and presence is an essential piece of the puzzle to make this world a better place.

You may reach Kabrillen directly at kabrillen@walkerslegacy.com

 

Walker's Legacy Foundation

Walker's Legacy Foundation

The mission of the Walker’s Legacy Foundation is to provide a foundation of entrepreneurial, financial and professional support to improve the economic equality and entrepreneurial prosperity of women. The Walker’s Legacy Foundation is a project of the Washington Association of Regional Grantmakers.

 

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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