Have you ever been in a room and you can feel the creativity and energy of other people? On May 6, 2016 I was in attendance to the start of a powerful women's event, Walker's Legacy www.walkerslegacy.com.
The Styling Closet founder, Latrice Delgado-Macon had the honor to sponsor and pin each of the Power 25 in attendance at the Detroit Launch of Walker's Legacy. Natalie M. Cofield founder of Walker's Legacy, Anistia Phiaria Chair Detroit Branch and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence kicked off the evening not with opening remarks, but challenges. Empowering women in attendance to hit the ground running in order to set your goals and to reach them and make new goals.
Walker’s Legacy was founded in 2009 as a quarterly women in business lecture series designed to inspire women of all ages to walk into their professional passion and purpose. It was developed after founder Natalie Madeira Cofield found herself in need of female mentors and role models during the formation of her first entrepreneurial venture. As she searched, she noticed that other women around her were also looking for positive, successful and accessible examples of women in business. Walker’s Legacy was born from the communal goal of developing an open forum for women to engage and inspire.
The original series was named in honor of Madam C. J. Walker the first self-made female millionaire in US history and a historical female entrepreneur, a biography that Cofield read often when she needed inspiration.
Since the founding roughly five years ago, we have evolved to establish Walker’s Legacy as a professional collective that works to promote the career advancement, skill sets and networks of women in business and women entrepreneurs.
Chris Genteel, Director of Diverse Markets for Google presented Walker's Legacy with a $10,000 Google Grant. Each of the Women honored spoke of what motivated them on their path to success and to what keeps them going, striving to continue to succeed.
Many of the women spoke of doors that were closed due to personal hardships or other obstacles in their path. But each of the Power 25 found a way to keep going and pave the way for others.
LeKeya Lyons and Anistia Phiaria.