2:45 PM14:45

National Urban League

“Sisters Inc: Handling our Business in the Growth/Marketing Track during our 2018 National Urban League Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship SummitHear from some inspirational women CEOs about how they use technology to break through the boys’ club of business and start profitable companies.

The workshop participants are:

  • Dawn Dickson, Founder & CEO of PopCom
  • Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO, Walker's Legacy & Walker's Legacy Foundation


  • Alisa Gumbs, Executive Managing Editor, Black Enterprise


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9:00 AM09:00

Keynote Speaker NAACP ACT-SO

On July 14th, the ACT-SO participants will participate in the #BrandU Session – an opportunity for students to learn what it means to create and cultivate a brand of their own. Natalie Cofield, CEO & Founder of Walker’s Legacy a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman will give the keynote address.

More information here. 

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4:00 PM16:00

Women Entrepreneurs @ Yale

4-7:30pm at the Yale School of Management, Beinecke Room

WE@Yale (Women Entrepreneurs and Innovators at Yale) will host the WE@Yale Summit, featuring:

  • Fireside Chat with Sheila Lirio Marcelo—Founder, Chairwoman and CEO of, interviewed by Louise Story (Yale College ‘03, Yale SOM ‘06), journalist at the New York Times
  • Panel on Women in the Workforce with
    • Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder, Chairwoman and CEO of

    • Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder and CEO of Walker's Legacy & Walker's Legacy Foundation

    • Sara Holoubek, Founder and CEO of Luminary Labs
    • Baljeet Sandhu, leading UK Human Rights lawyer, founding director of the Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU) and founding partner of the 2027 Project
    • Serena Fong, Vice President of
  • Networking and drinks

This event, like all Startup Yale events, is open to the public and open to attendees of all gender identities.

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