Social Good: "The Global Mom Activist"
#1: Advancing Public Policy
Christine Michel Carter works to advance policies on a range of issues that affect women and families. She provides analysis and authors content on eliminating racial disparities in maternal health, addressing the social determinants of health, and a range of women’s health policy issues.
Christine has advocated alongside the following initiatives and organizations. She has also supported the Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
#2: Improved Health & Wellness Support
Christine Michel Carter’s purpose-driven mission is rooted in health & wellness. Christine is also aligned to one of the World Health Organization (WHO) critical health topics: maternal health. Christine Michel Carter advocates for companies to create a suite of holistic support for parents, including fertility support and coverage and maternity and postpartum benefits. She has also received a Congressional Citation from the U.S. Senate for her work in maternal health.
#3: Improved Quality of Childcare
Childcare is one of the main catalysts to the decline of maternal health. Christine Michel Carter is also aligned to the WHO health topic: quality of childcare and is passionate about elevating the importance of this issue. America, for example, has been facing a childcare crisis for years – it’s been too expensive, unavailable in certain areas, or deemed an unnecessary resource by employers.
#4: Establishment of an Equal Paid Leave Policy
Christine Michel Carter urged congressional action on a federal paid family leave program. Lack of a national paid leave policy makes all of us more vulnerable during public health emergencies while putting businesses’ financial stability on the line.
Paid leave is also a key element of addressing racial, class, and gender inequalities in the United States. An investment in this is an investment in women and the future of our economy.
#5: Investing in Girls and Mompreneurs
Christine is an angel investor for Lilu, Myavana and Cradlewise, two tech companies founded by moms of color. Lilu creates smart garments for new moms, including a wireless, massaging breast pump. Myavana analyzes, researches, and recommends personalized hair care solutions. Cradlewise is an AI-powered smart crib and bassinet named the Editors’ Choice and Best Family Tech at CES 2021 and one of TIME’s Best Inventions in 2020.