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 demographics. This work is her vocation

Before founding ImpactDEI, she founded and led RetailMeNot’s D&I Program with committed colleagues. Under her leadership, the Program was recognized by Glass Door 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 supports emerging women leaders, particularly in underrepresented groups.

First, she helps produce and speaks at conferences and events aimed at women’s empowerment. Her speaking style is lively, informed, and genuine.

Second, Christine is a founding funder of and serves on the Organizing Committee for Emerge Texas, an affiliate of Emerge America. Emerge America recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network to Democratic women who want to run for office. In 2017, over 70% of Emerge America alumnae on the ballot won their races.

“Genius is evenly distributed by zip code. Access and opportunity are not.”
— Mitch Kapor