Walker’s Legacy, the leading platform for multicultural women in business and entrepreneurship, partners with SCORE to jointly support the success of multicultural women-owned small businesses nationwide
Walker’s Legacy, the leading global platform for professional and entrepreneurial multicultural women, and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, have partnered to further support professional and entrepreneurial women through the signing of a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement.
Minority women-owned businesses employ over 1.2 million Americans and make up the fastest-growing segment of entrepreneurs accounting for over $186.2 million in gross receipts. Despite this community’s significant impact, research shows that multicultural women disproportionately lack the professional guidance and mentorship needed to guide and sustain their entrepreneurial ventures.
This partnership supports both Walker’s Legacy and SCORE’s commitment to equipping this critical demographic of business owners with the mentorship and guidance needed to grow their businesses by engaging a joint network of over 50,000 professionals and entrepreneurship in more than 400 chapters across the United States with local programs, activations, and events.
“I know first-hand the impact mentorship makes on the success of your venture. I started Walker’s Legacy not only to equip the next generation of minority womenpreneurs, but to celebrate the ones who already exist,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, founder and CEO, Walker’s Legacy. “It’s important that women see themselves in positions of success, influence, and power, no matter the industry. It’s true that a variety of mentors is key to professional and entrepreneurial advancement.”
“We are elated to work with SCORE and their vast network of accomplished professionals to ensure those mentors can also identify with the diverse challenges multicultural women face in navigating their professional and entrepreneurial careers.”
Walker’s Legacy and SCORE will co-host How to Land and Become a Great Mentor, an online discussion to explore the unique vantage point of women of color entrepreneurs and the crucial role mentorship plays in career and business success.
On January 31, 2017 at 1:00pm EST attendees may join the conversation led by SCORE Education Lead, Beth Shapiro, with remarks by Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) and participation from mentors, Cathy Walton, Chunny Sudana, and Ulrica Jones of the national SCORE network.
“SCORE is delighted to partner with Walker’s Legacy in offering our free, expert business mentoring and educational services to even more women entrepreneurs across the U.S.,” said SCORE Vice President of Marketing and Branding Bridget Weston Pollack. “Research shows that businesses that receive mentoring are twice as likely to survive their first five years of operations, and our mentors are proud to volunteer their first-hand knowledge and experience to help their clients achieve business success.”
For more information on upcoming joint programming and to register for the Walker’s Legacy and SCORE webinar on January 31st, please register here.