Natalie Madeira Cofield is a millennial serial entrepreneur, diversity champion, and award-winning executive. Today, Cofield is the Founder & CEO of Walker’s Legacy and the Walker’s Legacy Foundation.
Walker’s Legacy is an organization she created to inspire, equip and empower professional and enterprising women which boasts a national network of more than 40,000 women and growing. The organization has been named by Inc Magazine as one of the ’25 Companies Determined to See Women Succeed’. The global women in business collective also has an adjoined nonprofit arm, Walker’s Legacy Foundation, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which was founded in 2016.
Her work has been featured on CNN, NYTimes, Fast Company, Forbes, BusinessInsider, Black Enterprise, Essence and Ebony among others. In 2017 Cofield was named one of the 100 Most Influential Washingtonians by the Washington Business Journal. In 2016 she was named a Southern of the Year by Southern Living Magazine. In 2015 Cofield was named one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans in America by The Root 100. In 2013 Cofield was named the Technology Diversity Evangelist of the Year by Google and one of the Top 10 Black