Kendra Walker is a passionista, a lover of purple and dolphins, a woman with a deep belief in humanity, and a wonder to behold. Kendra has graciously donated her time and talent to uplift the community. Her innate passion for helping others is displayed through her dedicated years with the organization she founded, Lesbians of Color, Inc. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Pride Houston as Special Events Director and Marketing Co-Director; and Board of Directors for The Montrose Center, the 6th largest non-profit LGBT+ resource and counselling center in the United States, directing philanthropy and outreach efforts. She received the inaugural 2019 Community Champion HOUmanity Award from Mayor Sylvester Turner as well as a decree declaring July 15th as “Kay Day” for her volunteer work in the Houston LGBTQIA+ community. She is dedicated to service of mankind, providing a safe place to bring diverse, progressive queer minority women together to have fun, inspire each other, improve the community, build business and friendships, but most importantly to shine a positive, global spotlight on queer women of color.
Kendra has been featured in the Huffington Post, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, OutSmart Magazine and many more publications. She has raised money for several local non-profits here in Houston. “Kendra’s credential list is long, but she takes time out to be there for her friends and family when needed.”
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans, LA and a successful, unstoppable entrepreneur in the field of Energy Trading and Risk Management, Kendra began her IT career at NASA in Houston, TX before starting a string of successful businesses. The entrepreneur is the owner of two IT consulting firms she created in 2007 and 2010, respectively. As if that isn’t enough, she is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, the oldest African American sorority in the United States.
When she’s not running around like a crazy mad woman, you can find her home watching a Good Times or Law & Order SVU marathon intensely even though she knows how each episode ends already. In her spare time, she likes to convince people to let go and have a good time, collecting vaults of unforgettable moments and inspiring others to be the best version of themselves.
Her first Pride experience was Black Pride in Hotlanta (Atlanta), GA. It was so euphoric and empowering for her to see so many beautiful women who were just loud and proud of who they were. *cue* Lil Wayne’s “Every Girl”, lol. It was electric! The love and spirit of that day is something words could never accurately portray.