Nitiya Walker

Founder/Executive Director, Seeds of Fortune Inc.

Brooklyn, NY, US
Cohort: Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Brooklyn, NY, 2018

Nitiya Walker currently works full time at EMarketer as a Client Success Manager providing digital data and insights to clients such as Google, Bain, and Estée Lauder. She formerly worked at Viacom which owns the millennial and pop cultural brands: BET, MTV, VH1, Nick, CMT, and more. In 2010, Nitiya Walker left Brooklyn to obtain an undergraduate degree as a Posse Leadership Scholar at Babson College on a $250,000 scholarship. Pursuing her love for media she was selected out of hundreds of applicant to be a part of the competitive Viacom Media Networks Summer Associate Program with nine other individuals focused in digital media. As a social entrepreneur, she believed it was her duty to help ease the financial burdens of those in her generation; therefore she created a scholarship program to help teen girls obtain local and national scholarships called Seeds of Fortune Inc. Seeds of Fortune Inc. is a scholarship program helping minority teen girls apply for college scholarships, teach career and financial management skills. Seeds of Fortune Inc. has garnered 3 Million in college scholarships and grants. They were also invited to attend the 2016 White House United State of Woman Summit and was the 2016 Semi Finalist for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Change the World Competition.