Speaker Natalie Cofield is an influential millennial at the nexus of business, community and politics. As an advocate, founder and educator, she supports the growth of diversity and entrepreneurship around the world. As an entrepreneur and executive, Natalie has successfully raised more than $20 million in corporate and philanthropic investments and government contracts.
Passionate about helping entrepreneurs, speaker Natalie Cofield transformed a vacant property into a burgeoning center for community-based entrepreneurship and collaboration. As the founder of a social impact missioned coworking space called Urban Co-Lab. This coworking space went on to work with clients and companies including SnapChat, Google and HPE, among others.
Today, Natalie serves as the founder & CEO of a company on Inc Magazine’s list of top ‘25 Companies Determined to See Women Succeed’: Walker’s Legacy. In addition, she is founder & chairwoman of the Walker’s Legacy Foundation. Walker’s Legacy is a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman designed to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.
Cofield began her professional career working on Wall Street as a Management Consulting Analyst with JPMorganChase. She went on to serve as President & CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce. Making her the youngest Chamber President for an American Top 15 City. In this role, Cofield was responsible for partnerships with companies including Google, IBM, Facebook, HPE, and Whole Foods, among others.
Natalie Cofield has served as the youngest person to testify before the US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Additionally, she is a sought-after expert for government and corporations on topics of diversity and inclusion. She frequently is asked to provide testimony before Congress about entrepreneurship challenges for small, women and minority-led firms. Her work in this area even landed her a position on the founding advisory board of the Google Supplier Diversity Council.
As an educator and speaker Natalie Cofield spreads her passion for entrepreneurship around the globe. She has taught on topics of entrepreneurship for Zumbi Dos Palmares University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As well as conducting numerous trade missions to countries including Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, and England, among others.
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