Photo by: John Davidson

Photo by: John Davidson


Christine McCarey, Founder & CEO

DEI Leader / Public Speaker / Recovering Lawyer

Christine is a recognized diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leader, public speaker, and recovering lawyer. She believes the employee experience and customer experience are inextricably linked, particularly given shifting cultural norms and demographics. This work is her vocation

Before founding ImpactDEI, she founded and led RetailMeNot’s D&I Program with the support of committed colleagues. The Program redressed systemic and individual bias. 

Under her leadership, the Program received high engagement scores internally and was recognized by Glassdoor as #1 and Built in Austin as #2. She also founded and led RMN’s D&I Council, Women@RMN (an employee resource group), and Legal Operations. 

Before RMN, Christine held business development and legal roles, including as General Counsel. Her experience spans the consumer goods, real estate, construction, professional services, and tech industries. She holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.

In addition to ImpactDEI, Christine advises and supports community organizations that champion DEI. For more information, please see her Volunteer Experience in LinkedIn.

She also produces and speaks at conferences and events tied to DEI and employee experience. Her speaking style is lively, informed, and genuine. For more information, please see the Public Speaking page.

“I transmute privilege, skills, and anger into positive change for others.”
— Christine McCarey
“Genius is evenly distributed by zip code. Access and opportunity are not.”
— Mitch Kapor