Laurie Sayles is author, change agent, thought leader, and President & CEO of Civility Management Solutions (CivilityMS), a professional consulting services firm working within the Government and Commercial space. CivilityMS is a certified Small Business Administration 8(a), Women-Owned, and verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business located in Greenbelt, MD.
Laurie has become an outspoken advocate for Veteran’s as she has served on four Small Business Committee Hearings in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives regarding Veteran Entrepreneurship Training, SBA Reauthorization, and parity within the statuses. Along with company being awarded Washington Business Journal “2020 Veterans in Business” award; 2019 Maryland Women Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year and VIB Network’s “Above and Beyond” award; 2018 CivilityMS selected as 1 of 100 Minority Businesses in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area, and “Compassionate Business Leader” due to her advocacy on behalf of Veterans business owners.
CivilityMS participated in many pilot programs: Department of Veteran Affairs, OSBDU program for Women Service-Disabled Veterans “VetBizLady”; BowieBic 8(a) accelerator program for SBA certified 8(a) programs in Prince George’s County, MD; Baltimore, MD Cohort 1 Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Business Program with Babson Entrepreneurship Training at Johns Hopkins University.
CivilityMS has received numerous awards during the past seven years of being established, and a repeat on Inc 5000 list for 2020 and 2021. Laurie received her BS in Social Science and a Minor in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, along with a Business Project Management Certification from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and has been accepted in UMGC Graduates Program and plans to return for MBA.
Her advocacy work also includes Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), which fights for policy changes for Women Owned Businesses. Lastly, Laurie is an author of her journey of moving through tough challenges, “As My Leaders Go … So Do I,” which has promoted women conferences for empowerment to survive and operates through the nonprofit R3 (Recognize, Repair and Repeat).
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