Walker’s Legacy Foundation Launches Young Women Who Enterprise Program


Walker’s Legacy Foundation will host two cohorts of young women in Washington, D.C., ages 16-24, in a three-week entrepreneurship and leadership program.


WASHINGTON, D.C.-  Walker’s Legacy Foundation, in partnership with the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES), is proud to launch Young Women Who Enterprise, a program designed to empower young women ages 16 - 24 through financial literacy and entrepreneurship training. The program will train Washington, D.C. women in two cohorts from August 13-31 and Sept. 10-28 for qualifying District residents. and will operate in Ward one and Ward seven.

The program is part of District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 1000 Opportunities Initiative which seeks to address the nearly 11.3 percent of the District’s young people aged 16 - 24 who are unemployed and not currently enrolled in school or academic programming.

Young Women Who Enterprise is part of a suite of programs offered by Walker’s Legacy Foundation which is missioned to improve the livelihood and economic quality and equality of low-income women and girls by providing programming focused on improving financial literacy & financial empowerment skills for low income, high potential multicultural women and girls. The program will provide introductory training and exposure to business and entrepreneurship principles, financial planning and saving, and team-building and leadership. The program will also provide participants with the mentorship and resources needed to succeed in entrepreneurship and personal finance management.

“We are excited to partner with DOES to create a unique opportunity for young women to gain the resources, mentorship and inspiration needed to tap into their entrepreneurial potential,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder and CEO, Walker’s Legacy Foundation.  

The program will be delivered both in-person and online and include financial literacy curriculum for enterprising women, entrepreneurship education and technical assistance for perfecting your pitch, business plan review and critique, and business license sponsorship.

To learn more about the Young Women Who Enterprise program or to apply click here.

About Walker's Legacy Foundation

Walker’s Legacy Foundation and sister company Walker’s Legacy is guided by the philanthropic legacy of Madam C. J. Walker and her cause of economic empowerment for women. Walker’s Legacy Foundation exists to provide the entrepreneurial, financial and professional support needed to improve economic prosperity and reduce economic inequality for multicultural women and girls, globally.