On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Walker’s Legacy Foundation graduated the inaugural cohort of enterprising Detroit mothers from its 12-week intensive Moms Who Hustle: A Financial Planning and Entrepreneurship Program. The graduation ceremony cumulated the successful completion of the program, highlighted participants and included insight from successful local women entrepreneurs.
The Detroit cohort participants included:
- Ashley Pearson
- Bionka Burnett
- Chala Hannon
- Christian Simmons
- Cymiah Allen
- Enisha Brooks
- Erin Hughley
- Jenae Griggs
- Ola Vernon
- Shante Harris
- Theresa Mitchell
The keynote address was provided by Katrina Turnbow of Kanopi Social Marketing Agency & Google Digital Coach-Detroit who spoke to both focuses of Moms Who Hustle: personal financial planning and entrepreneurship supports.
“You have a great opportunity right now, to not only step your game up in a great way financially…but also the gift to be entrepreneurs. Everyone is not built to be an entrepreneur.” Katrina Turnbow of Kanopi Social Marketing Agency & Google Digital Coach-Detroit
Spoken word was delivered by Ber-Henda Williams of Poetry, Pages & Scribes. Additional speakers included Monica Wheat of Detroit Startup Week and Joyce Suber of Michigan Women’s Foundation shared opportunities for women entrepreneurs in their community. Nikki Pardo of Global Alliance Solutions guided the cohort as their entrepreneurship instructor through a 12-week program that leverages curriculum using an online and in-person learning model.
For more information on the upcoming Moms Who Hustle Program graduations in Newark, NJ and Washington, DC please click here.
About Moms Who Hustle:
Moms Who Hustle provides a financial literacy and entrepreneurship curriculum that helps single mothers of color take their finances and businesses to the next level. The 12-week program is guided by instructors in various geographical locations that provide on-site child care. Participating mothers have access to financial planning tools and entrepreneurial insight to begin self-empowerment, and are supported by community, learning, and resources provided at your fingertips with Walker’s Legacy Foundation App.
Women selected are between 18 to 35 years old, must be the head of their household, and be self or government classified as low income or “Asset Limited Income Constrained, Employed” (ALICE), income insecure or fall below the poverty line.
The Moms Who Hustle Program is made possible by funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Coca-Cola Foundation.