249 Peters Street Southwest
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
Walker's Legacy Leading Legacy Atlanta Women in Business Meet & Greet
Join Walker's Legacy and our event space sponsor Kollective South for an evening of networking, connections and inspiration with professional women of color. Our meet and greet will include panel remarks and pre and post networking. Bring your business cards, a girlfriend and your boss attitude and let's create lasting business connections! Wine and cupcakes will be served.Speakers include: Sian Morson, Founder, Kollective South Sian Morson is a tech entrepreneur, mobile evangelist and strategist.In 2010, Sian founded Kollective Mobile to help other businesses and startups with mobile development and strategy. A seasoned digital professional, Sian has worked with many high profile clients to deliver large web builds and campaigns for popular brands. Her diverse skill-set includes marketing, advertising, mobile strategy, business management and thought leadership. She works closely with her partners and clients to assist them in achieving their overall business objectives.Sian speaks and writes about mobile strategy for a number of publications and also works with a variety of non-profits working to bridge the digital divide. She is an advisor to Learning Gateway and Exposure Camp.Sian’s forthcoming book “Learn Design for iOS” will be published in December by Apress.In September 2013, Sian opened Kollective South, a co-working and communi-tech center in Atlanta, Georgia. Her goal is to provide a collaborative workspace for neighborhood entrepreneurs and creative but also much needed technical curriculum for the local community. An internationally exhibited artist, Sian enjoys fusing her creativity with technology. Her video art work has featured in the prestigious Optica Festival in Spain, Director’s Lounge Berlin, Aakriti Gallery in Mumbai, India, and MoCADA Museum in Brooklyn, NY.Jewel Burks, Founder, PartPicJewel Burks is the founder of Partpic, a technology startup that facilitates search and purchase of maintenance and repair parts. Jewel has won several startup competitions, and recently completed NYCSeedStart, an enterprise focused accelerator, backed by the NY Governor's office . Prior to founding Partpic, Jewel held corporate positions at McMaster-Carr Industrial Supply and Google. Jewel is a graduate of the Howard University School of Business.
Leah Fairman, Founder CorporateSNOBS.com
Leah Fairman is founder of CorporateSNOBS.com (CS), an ecommerce platform for businesses to find promotional products, corporate gifts and apparel for all occasions and events. Leah started CS in 2006 while working full time as a Civil Engineer, due to her desire to help business with brand awareness. With a technical background, Leah learned how to build websites and embraced and fully integrated internet marketing strategies that catapulted CS to the success it is today. Her career path led her from full time Engineer to technical entrepreneur. Since the inception and success of CS, Leah has been inspired to help small business with social media and internet marketing. This desire led to a partnership with Accelerate with Google where Leah facilitates social media training workshops to help minority businesses get an online presence using Google Plus.Leah’s work has helped countless Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, government agencies, universities and corporations find solutions for brand awareness, and implement incentive and recognition programs. Tamara Toussiant, Co-Owner, Ultimate Image Coach
Co-Owner, Image Consultant and Social Media Specialist, Ultimate Image Coach. With a background in diversity, the legal industry and higher education, Tamara provides practical professional presence consulting to young professionals starting out in their careers and those in a mid-career makeover. Realizing that first impressions last a lifetime, her specialty is coaching clients on online personal branding, communication skills, interview preparation, social media branding and professional attire for every occasion. She helps small businesses and business professionals create and execute a consistent online and personal presence that gives them a critical competitive advantage in business. Tamara serves as National Communications Chair of the Young and Powerful Group (Y & P) and as a presidential-appointed member of The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. has a Juris Doctor degree from University of Miami School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in French from University of Michigan.
Natalie M. Cofield, Founder Walker's Legacy & President & CEO Capital City African American Chamber of CommerceA 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. Her work has spanned continents, communities and corporations and can currently be found impacting lives and bottom-lines at organizations in cities including Austin, New York, DC, LA, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Nairobi and beyond. Cofield is currently the President & CEO for the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce in Austin, Texas and founder of Walker's Legacy , a national minority women in business collective established in 2009. Her work has resulted in award winning, case-studied initiatives including founding: the CCAACC/South by Southwest African Diaspora Fellowship, the Austin Black Technology Council, and a $100,000 VC-backed business plan competition, among others. In 2013 Cofield provided an intensive international course on the history of minority business development in the United States for Zumbi Dos Palmares University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Cofield's work has been featured on the cover of Black Enterprise and has been covered by Forbes, Ebony, C-Span, and BusinessInsider, among others. Stay tuned for more special guest announcements!
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