As an entrepreneur and executive, Natalie has successfully raised more than $20 million in corporate and philanthropic investments and government contracts and is responsible for more than $300,000 in cash prizes awarded to entrepreneurs.
Cofield previously served as the youngest Chamber President for a Top 15 City in the nation when she was appointed to the position of President & CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce. Cofield also held roles as Special Assistant to the General Manager of Community Development for the City of Los Angeles and as Director for Industry & Business Development for the Washington DC Economic Partnership where she was responsible for developing the first $100,000 business plan competition on behalf of the District of Columbia.
As an advocate, Cofield has served as the youngest person to testify before the US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship and is a sought-after expert for government and corporations on topics of diversity and inclusion.
Cofield is an honors graduate of Howard University, where she was an inaugural Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient and the Baruch School of Public Affairs where Cofield was a National Urban Fellow.