Speaker Bio

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Natalie Madeira Cofield
Founder & CEO/Walker’s Legacy, Walker’s Legacy Foundation

Natalie Madeira Cofield is a millennial serial entrepreneur, diversity champion, and award-winning executive.  She created Walker’s Legacy to inspire, equip, and empower professional and enterprising women. Boasting a national network of more than 60,000 women and growing, the organization has been named by Inc Magazine as one of the 25 Companies Determined to See Women Succeed. Walker’s Legacy Foundation, the organization’s non-profit arm, was founded in 2016, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Cofield’s work on CNN, The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, BusinessInsider, Black Enterprise, Essence and Ebony, among others. In 2018, she received the Advocate of the Year Award from the US Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. Washington Business Journal named h34 one of the 100 Most Influential Washingtonians in 2017. Other recognitions include The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in America by The Root 100; Technology Diversity Evangelist of the Year by Google; and one of the Top 10 Black Innovators by MVMT50, an initiative of South by Southwest.