Specialization: Diversity Markets, Global Entrepreneurship Eco-Systems (Africa, Brazil)
A Howard University graduate and 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 she most recently served as the President & CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, an award winning organization focused on development eco-systems of support for underserved communities in technology and the founder of Walker’s Legacy, a women in business collective. 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.
Specialty: Social Entrepreneurship, Global Program Development
Hanna Jamal is an entrepreneur and consultant with expertise in designing business models that drive social innovation. After six years implementing international development programs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Hanna moved to Austin in 2013 to pursue her MBA. Since then, she has worked with diverse organizations involved in social entrepreneurship and impact investing, including Acumen, UnLtdUSA, and Enable Impact. She holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.