Kim Sawyer, is the President and General Counsel of TLSG, a financial services company which she founded 23 years ago. In 2015, TLSG was recognized by Fortune as one of The 100 Fastest Growing Urban Businesses in America. In 2014, TLSG was selected as CWE’s Women’s Business Enterprise of the Year and Kim was named a Women’s Business Enterprise Star. She was also a winner of the 2011 Enterprising Women of the Year Award and was nominated for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women program.
Kim is also the Founder of US Embassy Lisbon’s Connect to Success program, aimed at strengthening and growing women-owned businesses in Portugal. In 2015, the European Diversity Awards named Connect to Success as the Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program of the Year. Kim was also the recipient of an International Stevie Award for Women in Business in the Women Helping Women – Government or Non-Profit category.