Government Affairs & Partnerships, Walker’s Legacy
Washington, DC — September 5, 2019 — Walker’s Legacy — the largest digital platform for multicultural women in business —and the Walker’s Legacy Foundation are proud to announce the recipients of the fifth annual 2019 Women in Business and Civic Leadership Awards.
Recipients of the Women in Economic Development and Civic Leadership Awards are recognized as champions of policy and programs to advance economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems and job opportunities within their respective communities. Recipients must work for a government, non-profit or chamber entity. The 2019 theme of innovation in education.
The 2019 honorees include:
- Matrika Bailey-Turner, Director of Social Innovation, Case Foundation
- Maia Sharpley, Partner, Learn Capital
- Tiffany Taylor, Vice President, Deputy Chief People Officer, Teach For America
- Dr. Roslyn Artis, President, Benedict College
- Naomi Shelton, Director of Community Engagement, KIPP Foundation
- Dr. Monica Goldson, CEO, Prince George’s Public Schools
“We are proud to elevate and celebrate women who work daily to ensure economic and entrepreneurial opportunities,” stated Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO of Walker’s Legacy and the Walker’s Legacy Foundation. “We received hundreds of nominations from across the country and are honored to recognize the achievements of the 2019 honorees who embody determination and civic leadership.”
“Education serves as a pathway toward opportunity in this country.” stated Duanecia Evans, Senior Managing Director, National Black Community Alliance at Teach For America. We are proud that this year’s honorees have continued to forge a path so that we all have the access and opportunities we deserve. Teach For America is proud to be in partnership with Walker’s Legacy as they continue to celebrate, empower and educate us all.”
Recipients will be honored at the 2019 Women in Economic Development and Civic Leadership Awards Luncheon held in Washington, DC on September 12, 2019 at the Hamilton Live. The program will include featured remarks including: Duanecia Evans- Senior Managing Director, National Black Community Alliances, Teach for America; Khalilah Harris, Managing Director, K-12 Education Policy Center for American Progress; Jetheda Hernandez, Strategic Partnerships, Minority Business Development Agency; among other notable female elected officials.
The event is sponsored by Teach for America and Minority Business Development Agency and is produced by Walker’s Legacy and the Walker’s Legacy Foundation.
For more information on the Walker’s Legacy Women in Economic Development and Civic Leaderships Luncheon and Awards or to attend, please visit www.walkerslegacy.com.
About Walker’s Legacy: Walker’s Legacy is a digital 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.
About the Walker’s Legacy Foundation: Walker’s Legacy Foundation exists to provide the entrepreneurial, financial and professional support needed to improve economic prosperity and reduce economic inequality for multicultural women and girls, globally.
About the 2019 Women in Business and Civic Leadership Awards: Held annually in Washington, DC the 2019 Women in Business and Civic Leadership Awards marks the fifth annual recognition of women who are recognized as champions of policy and programs to advance economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems and job opportunities within their respective communities. Recipients of the 2019 award must work in the areas of education.