Kate Emery is founder and CEO of The Walker Group, a Technology Services Firm she started 30 years ago. In 2007 Kate restructured Walker as a Social Enterprise, changing its mission from maximizing shareholder profits to maximizing social contribution. Among other restrictions and commitments, any profits distributed by Walker must be split equally between employees, the community, and shareholders.
Kate is also the founder of reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust whose mission is to promote, preserve, and protect Social Enterprise. She’s passionate about this new model of doing business believing it to be not only more satisfying, but more sustainable in the long run. reSET is actively working to make Connecticut a hub of Social Enterprise, through legislative efforts, and the creation of a social enterprise incubator which will provide space and resources to social entrepreneurs. She has also started a social enterprise investment fund to provide seed capital to new and expanding social enterprise.