Keynote Panel - Oct. 6: Vicki Gray, Carrie Johnson, and Kim Sawyer

Vicki Gray, Owner and Founder, New Chapter Home Improvement, LLC

(Day 1-Oct 6)

Vicki Gray is the owner and founder of New Chapter Home Improvement. With over twenty years of experience in a traditionally male dominated industry, she brings a unique and personal touch to her business. Under her leadership, NCHI has received certification and performed work for local, state and federal agencies.

Carrie H. Johnson, Entrepreneur, Author, and Educator


As a single parent she started a contract cleaning company for extra money. Her memoir, "From the Pits to the Palace” depicts her entrepreneurial journey. She currently teaches business and communication courses at Worcester State, Quinsigamond, and Framingham State.

Kim Sawyer, Principal Strategist, Luminary Strategies


Kim Sawyer founded The Locator Services Group (TLSG) in 1994.  TLSG recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed funds for Fortune 500 companies. Kim sold TLSG to PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2017.  She launched Connect to Success (C2S), a non-profit that brought the concepts of entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and gender equality to Portugal by providing Portuguese women with mentors, training, and networking.  Kim teaches International Consulting at Babson College and is the Principal Strategist at Luminary Strategies.


Moderator: Gaby King Morse, President & CEO, Center for Women & Enterprise

Gaby joined the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) in July of 2019. She comes to CWE with over 25 years of experience serving as the visionary leader of both non-profit and for-profit organizations. For the last 17 years Gaby has focused her professional life on working for impactful social enterprises including Discovering Justice, City Year, Crossroads for Kids, and, most recently, uAspire.

During her 8.5-year tenure Gaby was part of a leadership team that built uAspire to become a national expert in college affordability enabling low-income students and families to realize the promise of an affordable higher education, and grew uAspire’s annual budget from $2 MM to $9 MM. Gaby served uAspire in a variety of fundraising, marketing, and public relations roles, including in the capacity of Executive Director for Massachusetts and in her current role as Chief Strategy Officer for the national office.