Walker’s Legacy Honors New York Businesswomen at Power25 Awards



Walker’s Legacy, a platform for the multicultural woman in business and entrepreneurship, will honor local female leaders.

Walker’s Legacy, a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman, is proud to announce the recipients of its Annual Power25 Awards hosted by WeWork New York City, a global company that provides small businesses, startups, freelancers, large enterprises, and everyone in between with workspace, community, and services.

“We are excited to recognize more dynamic multicultural women leaders in the city of New York as recipients of our Power25 Award,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder and CEO, Walker’s Legacy, “These women have thrived in an array of industries including technology, media, corporate, business, and education and we look forward to acknowledging their contributions to the local community with this honor”

“Madam C. J. Walker exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit in an age that denied her voice, her talents, and even her full humanity,” said New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton (D-20), “We celebrate women who have achieved in an age that still has much more work to do lifting up women’s leadership in business and across our communities.”

2017 New York City honorees include:


Dee C. Marshall

Founder, Author, Speaker, and Managing Director, Raise the Bar, LLC

Jummy Olabanji

Weekend Anchor, NBC 4 New York/WNBC

Dr. Lorna R. Lewis

Superintendent, Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District

Ninon Marapachi

Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Amie Barnes

Executive Director, Seven Dancers Coalition

Chanda Gibson

Executive Director, Council of Urban Professionals (CUP)

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna

Renowned Scientist & B.S. Candidate, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Alice Vilma

Executive Director, Multicultural Client Strategy Committee, Morgan Stanley

Egypt ‘Ify’ Ufele

CEO, Chubiiline LLC, Bullychasers Inc., & Anti-Bullying Advocate

Nubia Murray

Manager, Global Family Marketing, McDonald’s Corporation

Latanya Mapp Frett

Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Global

Angelina Darrisaw

Founder and CEO, C-Suite Coach

Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez

Senior Advisor, Office Mayor Bill de Blasio, City of New York

Dorinda Walker

Vice President, Consumer Strategy & Key Initiatives, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Johanna DeJesus

Senior Vice President, Programs and Operations, SoBRO

Natalia Oberti Noguera

Founder and CEO, Pipeline Angels

Jodie Patterson

Co-founder, DooBop Beauty and Georgia by Jodie Patterson

Angela Guzman

Director, Supplier Diversity, NBCUniversal

Maya Gorgoni

Co-founder, Royal Jelly Harlem

Jacqueline Ebanks

Executive Director, New York City Commission on Gender Equity

Teta Gorgoni

Co-founder, Royal Jelly Harlem

Karen Kerr

Senior Managing Director, Advanced Manufacturing, GE Ventures

Miko Branch

Co-founder, Miss Jessie’s

Jamira Burley

Head of Youth Engagement and Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education

Recipients of the Power25 New York City Award will receive formal recognition from the office of Senator Jesse Hamilton who additionally acts as the Chair of the New York State Senate Banks Committee.

Senator Hamilton additionally stated that “through building connections and empowering women, Walker’s Legacy and all the honorees help move us towards a time when women’s contributions are fully recognized. I join in celebrating your success.”Recipients of the Power25 New York City Award will receive formal recognition from the office of Senator Jesse Hamilton who additionally acts as the Chair of the New York State Senate Banks Committee.

The awards reception will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at WeWork,79 Madison  Ave. New York, NY 10016, US. The program will begin at 6:30 pm with an exclusive WeWork location tour beginning at 6:00 pm.

RSVP for the Walker’s Legacy New York City Power25 below:

About Walker’s Legacy: 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.
About WeWork: WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide beautiful workspace, an inspiring community, and meaningful business services to hundreds of thousands of members around the world. From startups and freelancers to small businesses and large corporations, our community is united by a desire for our members to create meaningful work and lead meaningful lives—to be a part of something greater than ourselves. Co-founded by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey in New York City in 2010, WeWork is a privately held company with over 2,000 employees.


Walker's Legacy

Walker's Legacy

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.