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Natalie Cofield

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Changemaker; Former President of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce

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Natalie Cofield Biography

An award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, political appointee, and economic activist, Natalie Cofield has provided some of the nation's most prominent CEOs of billion-dollar organizations, executives of global brands, senior advisors to the White House, mayors of leading national cities, and community activists and leaders with inspiration, insight and advisement.

Her efforts have been responsible for supporting the deployment of more than $200 million in funding to eco-systems and entrepreneurs throughout the country. As a presidentially-appointed Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, she advised on the deployment of $1.2 trillion in funding and was directly responsible for architecting programs that distributed $200 million in funding to ecosystems throughout the country during the greatest economic crisis in modern history.

As the former head of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership at the U.S. Small Business Administration, she funded the largest expansion of the Women’s Business Center network in the history of SBA, with a total of 146 centers located in every state in the US, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Cofield is the founder and former CEO of Walker's Legacy, the most prestigious digital platform to empower women through entrepreneurship, and its adjoined nonprofit arm, the Walker's Legacy Foundation, where sheestablished a $25,000 funded scholarship for enterprising women at her alma mater, Howard University.

In 2019, Cofield was named the inaugural Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the District of Columbia leading Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 202Creates Program providing entrepreneurship advice to creative economy businesses within the District of Columbia.

An honors tech graduate (where she was mentored by CIOs of two of America's leading Fortune 500 companies) Cofield leveraged her coding experience to build a career centered on empowering businesses, entrepreneurs, women and underrepresented communities.

Her work has been featured on and by Inc, Time, CNN, NYTimes, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, Black Enterprise, Essence, and EBONY, among others.

She was named a Champion of Small Business by the Association of Enterprising Opportunity, was selected among 137 cover-story business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the nation for her response to COVID-19 where she graced Entrepreneur Magazine’s July/August 2020 edition cover. She has also been named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Washingtonians by the Washington Business Journal.

Speaking Topics
  • DIVERSITY

    Companies who do take the time to understand power of diversity and how to harness through their labor force and customer base will struggle through growth over the next decade and beyond. Through this featured speaking engagement we will discuss how value propositions of gender, ethnic and age diversity, among other areas, that have demonstrated positive implications for business performance and operations.

  • WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

    The 21st century belongs to the woman. Women represent more than 70 percent of consumer spending and represent roughly 50 percent of all college graduates yet account for less than a third of all management level roles within major Fortune 500 companies. Breaking the glass ceiling requires initial corporate strategy, meaningful programs and policies and an awareness of how women lead. Through this keynote we will explore significant entrepreneurial and/or corporate examples of women in leadership and strategies for engagement and advancement.

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    More than 90% of the US Economy is comprised of the contributions of entrepreneurial small business leaders. Through this keynote we will explore common challenges faced by entrepreneurs • strategies to overcome them • as well as key trends and advancements across industry that are helping companies to rapidly scale.

  • THE BOOTSTRAPPING ENTREPRENEUR: HOW TO START A BUSINESS WITH NO INVESTMENT CAPITAL

    Where you may be seeking a traditional business loan or venture investment, access to capital is one of the most difficult challenges faced by entrepreneurs. In this keynote we will discuss strategies for building a business on a budget, using your own capital, and still achieving success. We will also look at examples of highly successful entrepreneurs who have leveraged practices to grow their companies with limited funds, their philosophies and how you can leverage these principles for your own company.

  • MEET THE NEW UNICORNS: UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITY WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS A

    African American women represent 56.9% of all Black-owned businesses in the US. They also saw a 322% increase in total number of firms from 2007 to 2012. Latina firms saw a 186% growth during this same time period. Making them the fastest growing entrepreneurial segments in the nation. Who are these new ‘unicorns’? What industries are they building businesses in? What opportunities and challenges do they face? This keynote aims to shed light on an oft under-tapped but high potential segment of entrepreneurs: minority women.

  • THINKING LIKE A CEO

    When I was a child I thought like a child… now that I am the CEO I think like a boss. Going from employee to CEO mindset can be a challenge for new entrepreneurs. You are now responsible for every aspect of the business. Every decision you make • or don’t make • has financial implications. Are you thinking like a CEO or an employee? In this session we will discuss how focusing your energy on strategy, growth, partnerships and understanding operations are the most optimal uses of your time as head of household.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Natalie Cofield?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Natalie Cofield for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Natalie Cofield, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Natalie Cofield or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Natalie Cofield?

    Booking fees for Natalie Cofield, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Natalie Cofield, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Natalie Cofield?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Natalie Cofield for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Natalie Cofield for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Natalie Cofield or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Natalie Cofield or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Natalie Cofield Biography

An award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, political appointee, and economic activist, Natalie Cofield has provided some of the nation's most prominent CEOs of billion-dollar organizations, executives of global brands, senior advisors to the White House, mayors of leading national cities, and community activists and leaders with inspiration, insight and advisement.

Her efforts have been responsible for supporting the deployment of more than $200 million in funding to eco-systems and entrepreneurs throughout the country. As a presidentially-appointed Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, she advised on the deployment of $1.2 trillion in funding and was directly responsible for architecting programs that distributed $200 million in funding to ecosystems throughout the country during the greatest economic crisis in modern history.

As the former head of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership at the U.S. Small Business Administration, she funded the largest expansion of the Women’s Business Center network in the history of SBA, with a total of 146 centers located in every state in the US, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Cofield is the founder and former CEO of Walker's Legacy, the most prestigious digital platform to empower women through entrepreneurship, and its adjoined nonprofit arm, the Walker's Legacy Foundation, where sheestablished a $25,000 funded scholarship for enterprising women at her alma mater, Howard University.

In 2019, Cofield was named the inaugural Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the District of Columbia leading Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 202Creates Program providing entrepreneurship advice to creative economy businesses within the District of Columbia.

An honors tech graduate (where she was mentored by CIOs of two of America's leading Fortune 500 companies) Cofield leveraged her coding experience to build a career centered on empowering businesses, entrepreneurs, women and underrepresented communities.

Her work has been featured on and by Inc, Time, CNN, NYTimes, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, Black Enterprise, Essence, and EBONY, among others.

She was named a Champion of Small Business by the Association of Enterprising Opportunity, was selected among 137 cover-story business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the nation for her response to COVID-19 where she graced Entrepreneur Magazine’s July/August 2020 edition cover. She has also been named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Washingtonians by the Washington Business Journal.

Natalie Cofield Speaking Topics

  • DIVERSITY

    Companies who do take the time to understand power of diversity and how to harness through their labor force and customer base will struggle through growth over the next decade and beyond. Through this featured speaking engagement we will discuss how value propositions of gender, ethnic and age diversity, among other areas, that have demonstrated positive implications for business performance and operations.

  • WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

    The 21st century belongs to the woman. Women represent more than 70 percent of consumer spending and represent roughly 50 percent of all college graduates yet account for less than a third of all management level roles within major Fortune 500 companies. Breaking the glass ceiling requires initial corporate strategy, meaningful programs and policies and an awareness of how women lead. Through this keynote we will explore significant entrepreneurial and/or corporate examples of women in leadership and strategies for engagement and advancement.

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    More than 90% of the US Economy is comprised of the contributions of entrepreneurial small business leaders. Through this keynote we will explore common challenges faced by entrepreneurs • strategies to overcome them • as well as key trends and advancements across industry that are helping companies to rapidly scale.

  • THE BOOTSTRAPPING ENTREPRENEUR: HOW TO START A BUSINESS WITH NO INVESTMENT CAPITAL

    Where you may be seeking a traditional business loan or venture investment, access to capital is one of the most difficult challenges faced by entrepreneurs. In this keynote we will discuss strategies for building a business on a budget, using your own capital, and still achieving success. We will also look at examples of highly successful entrepreneurs who have leveraged practices to grow their companies with limited funds, their philosophies and how you can leverage these principles for your own company.

  • MEET THE NEW UNICORNS: UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITY WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS A

    African American women represent 56.9% of all Black-owned businesses in the US. They also saw a 322% increase in total number of firms from 2007 to 2012. Latina firms saw a 186% growth during this same time period. Making them the fastest growing entrepreneurial segments in the nation. Who are these new ‘unicorns’? What industries are they building businesses in? What opportunities and challenges do they face? This keynote aims to shed light on an oft under-tapped but high potential segment of entrepreneurs: minority women.

  • THINKING LIKE A CEO

    When I was a child I thought like a child… now that I am the CEO I think like a boss. Going from employee to CEO mindset can be a challenge for new entrepreneurs. You are now responsible for every aspect of the business. Every decision you make • or don’t make • has financial implications. Are you thinking like a CEO or an employee? In this session we will discuss how focusing your energy on strategy, growth, partnerships and understanding operations are the most optimal uses of your time as head of household.

Natalie Cofield Videos

  • Women's History Month: Assistant Administrator Natalie Cofield
    Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women's Business Ownership Natalie Cofield talks about Women's Business Centers and other resources to help...
  • Walker's Legacy Latinx Women Entrepreneurs Summit
    This Session Features: Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO, Walker's Legacy.
  • NWC Intentional Conversation with Dr. Nika White and Natalie Cofield
    May 22, 2020 ... Recording of the Intentional Conversation from May 2, 2020 with Natalie Cofield discussing minority business growth strategies,...

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FAQs on booking Natalie Cofield

  • How to book Natalie Cofield?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Natalie Cofield for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Natalie Cofield, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Natalie Cofield or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Natalie Cofield?

    Booking fees for Natalie Cofield, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Natalie Cofield, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Natalie Cofield?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Natalie Cofield for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Natalie Cofield for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Natalie Cofield or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Natalie Cofield or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Natalie Cofield is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as DIVERSITY, WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, THE BOOTSTRAPPING ENTREPRENEUR: HOW TO START A BUSINESS WITH NO INVESTMENT CAPITAL, MEET THE NEW UNICORNS: UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITY WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS A and THINKING LIKE A CEO. The estimated speaking fee range to book Natalie Cofield for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Natalie Cofield generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kristie Kennedy, Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Xernona Clayton, Emilie Aries and Stacy Brown-Philpot. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Natalie Cofield for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Natalie Cofield Speaking Topics

  • DIVERSITY

    Companies who do take the time to understand power of diversity and how to harness through their labor force and customer base will struggle through growth over the next decade and beyond. Through this featured speaking engagement we will discuss how value propositions of gender, ethnic and age diversity, among other areas, that have demonstrated positive implications for business performance and operations.

  • WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

    The 21st century belongs to the woman. Women represent more than 70 percent of consumer spending and represent roughly 50 percent of all college graduates yet account for less than a third of all management level roles within major Fortune 500 companies. Breaking the glass ceiling requires initial corporate strategy, meaningful programs and policies and an awareness of how women lead. Through this keynote we will explore significant entrepreneurial and/or corporate examples of women in leadership and strategies for engagement and advancement.

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    More than 90% of the US Economy is comprised of the contributions of entrepreneurial small business leaders. Through this keynote we will explore common challenges faced by entrepreneurs • strategies to overcome them • as well as key trends and advancements across industry that are helping companies to rapidly scale.

  • THE BOOTSTRAPPING ENTREPRENEUR: HOW TO START A BUSINESS WITH NO INVESTMENT CAPITAL

    Where you may be seeking a traditional business loan or venture investment, access to capital is one of the most difficult challenges faced by entrepreneurs. In this keynote we will discuss strategies for building a business on a budget, using your own capital, and still achieving success. We will also look at examples of highly successful entrepreneurs who have leveraged practices to grow their companies with limited funds, their philosophies and how you can leverage these principles for your own company.

  • MEET THE NEW UNICORNS: UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITY WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS A

    African American women represent 56.9% of all Black-owned businesses in the US. They also saw a 322% increase in total number of firms from 2007 to 2012. Latina firms saw a 186% growth during this same time period. Making them the fastest growing entrepreneurial segments in the nation. Who are these new ‘unicorns’? What industries are they building businesses in? What opportunities and challenges do they face? This keynote aims to shed light on an oft under-tapped but high potential segment of entrepreneurs: minority women.

  • THINKING LIKE A CEO

    When I was a child I thought like a child… now that I am the CEO I think like a boss. Going from employee to CEO mindset can be a challenge for new entrepreneurs. You are now responsible for every aspect of the business. Every decision you make • or don’t make • has financial implications. Are you thinking like a CEO or an employee? In this session we will discuss how focusing your energy on strategy, growth, partnerships and understanding operations are the most optimal uses of your time as head of household.

Natalie Cofield Speaker Videos

  • Women's History Month: Assistant Administrator Natalie Cofield
    Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women's Business Ownership Natalie Cofield talks about Women's Business Centers and other resources to help women entrepreneurs to start, grow, and expand...
    Walker's Legacy Latinx Women Entrepreneurs Summit
    This Session Features: Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO, Walker's Legacy.
  • NWC Intentional Conversation with Dr. Nika White and Natalie Cofield
    May 22, 2020 ... Recording of the Intentional Conversation from May 2, 2020 with Natalie Cofield discussing minority business growth strategies, especially ...
    Power Boost: Capitalizing Underrepresented Techpreneurs - YouTube
    May 4, 2017 ... Natalie Cofield, Founder and CEO, Walker's Legacy - Christopher Gray, Founder and CEO, Scholly - Jessica Norwood, Founder, The Runway ...
  • CEO of Urban Co-Lab Natalie Madeira Cofield Speaks About the ...
    Aug 10, 2015 ... 1. As the Founder and CEO of Urban Co-Lab, Natalie Madeira Cofield and her team believe that if you empower communities through ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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