Walker’s Legacy, the leading platform for the multicultural woman in business and entrepreneurship, partners with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to professionally support women college students at TMCF member-institutions
Walker’s Legacy, a global platform for professional and entrepreneurial multicultural women, and Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black college community, have partnered to cultivate professional and entrepreneurial women campus leaders through the signing of a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement.
Through the MOU, the organizations will focus on cultivating the more than 61% percent of women who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) nationwide. The partnership will engage this next generation of women business leaders by providing opportunities for leadership, entrepreneurship, professional development, and career advancement to the 47 TMCF member-schools.
More specifically, Walker’s Legacy will produce Young Women’s Leadership and Career Development retreats, provide internship opportunities, and expand its collegiate contributor program to provide more opportunities, trainings, and mentorship for a new generation of business journalists of color.
“We are honored to work with an organization who serves as a pillar of education in our community and shares a mutual understanding of the importance of providing entrepreneurship education, professional development, and career opportunities to our futures leaders,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, founder and CEO, Walker’s Legacy. “Our joint commitment to the success of students of color is essential to achieving economic parity, opportunity, and stability for communities of color.”
“With the majority of our HBCU students being women, coupled with Black women being the fastest growing group of female entrepreneurs,
“It is important for us to do all that we can to develop, encourage and support them through partnerships with organizations like Walker’s Legacy…”
“It is important for us to do all that we can to develop, encourage and support them through partnerships with organizations like Walker’s Legacy and TMCF’s Opportunity Funding Corporation (OFC),” said M. Scott Lilly, president, OFC and chief programs officer, TMCF. “We hope this MOU will produce programming that will be beneficial to our talented female HBCU students across our 47 member-schools.”
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