Carrie (Abernathy) Davenport CMP-Fellow, CEM, CSEP is a 20-year veteran of the global meetings & events industry as a multi-award-winning meeting planner. She's also known for her work as a podcast host, leadership coach & keynote speaker on women's empowerment.
Over the last 20 years, Carrie has sat on dozens of event industry boards and advisory committees, steering and guiding best practices for the hospitality world. She's been recognized as Successful Magazine’s “Top Industry Influencers” and a Meetings Trendsetter by Meetings Today Magazine. More recently, Carrie was inducted into the Smart Meetings Magazine’s Women in Events Hall of Fame.
Carrie co-founded the Association for Women in Events in 2015 and hosted a successful podcast on Apple, "Like an #EventBoss" in 2021. From 2021-2022 she also co-hosted “Events from Black to White” – a monthly live virtual DEI discussion with events colleague Derrick Johnson.
Face it 'Til You Make it!
In 2023, Carrie is ushering in a new era with her Face It! Brand, a creative nod to her favorite business mantra, "Face it Till You Make It!" This brand represents more than just products; it embodies resilience, determination, and the unwavering pursuit of success. Carrie aims to inspire others to confront challenges, embrace their ambitions, and stay committed until they achieve their goals.
Through innovative products, engaging content, and exciting collaborations, the Face It! Brand promises to empower individuals to pursue their dreams with confidence and authenticity. Stay tuned for a series of releases and events that will define this brand's journey in 2023 and beyond, encouraging us all to face our challenges and dreams with grace and determination.
Carrie's podcasting journey in 2021 was marked by her role as both producer and co-host for an impressive ten episodes of the acclaimed "Like an #EventBoss" podcast, available on Apple and Spotify. Joining forces with her co-host, Juliet Tripp from the UK, their show garnered high ratings and enthusiastic listeners.
Carrie's influence extended beyond her own podcast, as she made notable appearances as a guest on various other podcasts. These included popular shows like "Slightly Unfiltered," "The Big Ask Podcast," "The Room Block Podcast," "The Events Insight," and "Meeting Minds," to name just a selection of her contributions to the podcasting community.
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