Meet Christine Michel Carter
Christine Michel Carter has climbed past the broken rung, at one point in her career becoming the youngest, highest ranking Black woman in the history of a multi-million dollar company. But like millions of women, she experienced ageism, racism, and sexism along the way.
- A CEO once told her she would never be paid more than $25K/year.
- A doctor once told her she shouldn’t have children after 28 years old.
- She’s interviewed for a job eight months pregnant.
- She was forced to pump in a community bathroom stall as a new mom.
After all these experiences, in addition to feeling judged and alone by others, she became committed to making sure other women and mothers would never have to go through the same thing.
Today, Christine Michel Carter specifically provides support to every woman and caregiver, and companies too. As a Senior Forbes contributor, Christine covers the social determinants of health (including maternal mental health and black maternal health), working mothers (including guilt, burnout, the gender pay gap, the broken rung, toxic femininity, the motherhood penalty, and employee resource groups), and the care economy (including paid family leave and caregiver support). She specializes in writing easy-to-understand articles explaining all available legislature geared to mothers.
Where women feel trapped or like they can’t speak up, Christine uses her writing to elevate their honest truths. Christine’s own best-selling children’s book Can Mommy Go To Work? was ranked as an “empowering book” and a “life-changing book to guide feminist parenting.” Her other disruptive fiction novel MOM AF was the first mom-lit fiction novel from a Black author. MOM AF was also ranked one of the top 10 inspirational books for moms. Because of her subject matter expertise in predicting market trends, targeting younger generations, and consumer behavior, Christine Michel Carter has been cited by or contributed to the books of 20 other authors and researchers.
She’s worked on the maternal initiatives of Vice President Kamala Harris, urged congressional action on a federal paid family leave program, and has worked with Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls, the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Learn More
(Views expressed are her own and do not reflect any entity with which she is affiliated.)
She has been featured in publications, on TV programs, on hundreds of podcasts, and on stage at events around the world.