Carrie is a 15 year veteran event planner and industry speaker. She has dedicated her career to helping elevate female leaders be the best version of themselves through mentorship, sponsorship, and building communities like the Association for Women in Events.

What do you typically help events with?

I help as an event Emcee, host, or speaker! I mostly speak to groups on handling change and chaos, and being resilient!

What's a recent event you've worked on?

For The Age of Conversation Summit I planned content for over 100 educational sessions and entertainment events--all done virtually through Qiqo.  

What are 3 favorite events you've worked on?

I've also spoken at several virtual events such as The Event Fortitude Summit, WESTM MICE & Untethered, as well as to groups like ILEA Cleveland, PCMA Capital Chapter, and Women's Congressional Golf Association.

Achievements and Testimonials

Over the last 15 years, I’ve sat on dozens of event industry boards and advisory committees, steering and guiding best practices for the hospitality world. I’ve been recognized as Successful Magazine’s “Top Industry Influencers” and a Meetings Trendsetter by Meetings Today Magazine. More recently, I was inducted into the Smart Meetings Magazine’s Women in Events Hall of Fame.

“Even in the Zoom environment, Carrie’s energy radiated.  Her conversational nature made her feel approachable and her drive to support women professionals and share her journey was clear in her presentation.” - Katie Coach with Palmer Event Solutions

Anything else we should know?

I am a speaker, emcee, but I am also a full time meeting planner and have virtual event experience if anyone needs advice or strategic virtual event help!

Check out Carrie's podcasts

Carrie was a recent guest on two podcasts. Slightly Unfiltered, a conversation about bringing authenticity to the table as a professional woman during a pandemic and what it means to stop being so damn perfect.

The Art of Resilience, tips for leaning into uncomfortable situations, building new skills, working her network, and more.

Carrie also hosts her own podcast with another industry veteran, Derrick Johnson, in From Black to White. Each week the two bring their perspectives on all things events from inequality to engagement and everything in between.

Contact Carrie

You can find more about Carrie on her website, A Woman With Drive, or on her Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.