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Madam Walker Legacy Center announces new president

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Kristian Little Stricklen will begin her tenure as president of the Madam Walker Legacy Center (MWLC) April 19, the MWLC board announced today.

“As an Indianapolis native, I grew up idolizing Madam Walker,” Stricklen said in a press release. “I am humbled and incredibly honored to lead this historic organization. Entering this new chapter, we will uplift the culture, create innovative ways to support entrepreneurs of color, and highlight women who are owning their narrative and leading transformational change.”

Stricklen previously served as chief communications and engagement officer for Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS).

“Kristian has been an invaluable member of our district’s leadership team,” IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson, said in a press release. “I appreciate all she’s contributed to Indianapolis Public Schools and wish her nothing but continued success in her new role. We look forward to remaining connected as organizational partners.”

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