Executive Director, EforAll South Coast
Samia Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bridgewater State College. She previously worked as a Domestic Violence Advocate with the New Bedford Police Department, where she grew a passion for helping people overcome adversity and better their lives.
She is 2018 graduate of the Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Business Accelerator program, where she was awarded the honorable Christina Hamilton Award. Samia has continued her work with the organization, becoming EforAll South Coast’s Program Manager in 2018 and Executive Director in 2021. Her unique and intricate perspective of the nonprofit organization offers future entrepreneurs the support and guidance they need to help their businesses flourish.
Samia also holds a Woman of Distinction Award from the YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts. Through her extensive community engagement, Samia has built strong networking relationships that accentuate her passion for inclusive communities. She is active in several local nonprofit organizations that focus on personal and professional development, such as The Communal Space, Sacred Birthing Village, Gnome Surf, Elements Learning Collaborative and Buy Black New Bedford.
Samia joined the BankFive board in 2023.