597: Christine Michel Carter: MOM AF and Building Bridges That Support Black Maternal Health

Featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post, Christine Michel Carter is the #1 global voice for working moms⁣. She is also the bestselling author of children’s book Can Mommy Go To Work? and adult novel MOM AF. In 2015, Christine created the first national mommy and me professional development networking event called Mompreneur and Me, which was featured in Adweek and Entrepreneur⁣. She's worked with the Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on maternal and child care related issues. She's also worked on the maternal initiatives of Vice President Kamala Harris and received a Congressional Citation from the U.S. Senate for going “above and beyond in ensuring that Black Moms and Moms of Color have access to important health information for their children and families.”
When an inquiry about connecting with Christine landed in my inbox it was an immediate and easy and loud YES from me. I knew she was someone I wanted to learn more from. I’m so grateful for her voice and tenacity. 
Listen in to hear Christine share:

How she is showing up in all the facets of her identity right now - as a single mom of 2, a mom raising black son, a woman with multiple professional tracks in her career, and a daughter caretaking a parent

Her book, MOM AF, what makes it relatable to in ways that RH and Sheryl Sandberg, “I’m not going to tell you to wash your face or lean in”

The truth about healthcare for Black women vs white women and her own personal experience of discrimination after giving birth to her son

How systemic racism contributes to higher COVID rates among Black people and Black families

What we can do on societal, employment, government levels to support Black maternal health and mental health

Why she’s calling BS on traditional self care and the real truth about the notion of self care

Why “work life balance” isn’t real - and what is real about how moms manage time

How to relate to people in underrepresented groups - and find things in common in order to build relationships and bridges

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Christine on Twitter and IG: @cmichelcarter

Christine on Facebook and LinkedIn: @Christine Michel Carter

Book: Can Mommy Go To Work

Book: MOM AF

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