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Natalie Madeira Cofield

Named One of the 100 Most Influential African Americans – The Root, 2015

A millennial that found inspiration at the nexus of business, community and politics, Cofield has carved a niche for herself as an entrepreneur, advocate, and speaker on all things business and diversity. A converted management consultant, economic fellow, and economic development director.  Cofield is the Founder & CEO of Walker’s Legacy – a global women in business collective – and its sister foundation, the Walker’s Legacy Foundation, and Urban Co-Lab, a shared co-working community for urban innovators.  She previously served as the President & CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce where her work resulted in award-winning, case-studied, nationally covered acclaim including the development of the #IAMBLACKAUSTIN diversity marketing campaign.   Her work has spanned continents, communities and corporations and can currently be found impacting lives and bottom-lines at organizations in cities like Austin, New York, DC, LA, Nairobi and beyond.  Cofield if an avid traveller having visited more than forty-two countries and counting…