Carol Evans serves as President of Working Mother Media and CEO of Diversity Best Practices which are part of Bonnier Corporation. In 2006, Working Mother Media acquired Diversity Best Practices (DBP), the leading corporate membership organization supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. DBP’s Best Practice Sessions, conferences, research, and publications allow companies to leap ahead on their diversity journey. At DBP, Carol has launched the Network and Affinity Leadership Congress (NALC), CEO Diversity Leadership Roundtables, the DBP Benchmarking and Assessment Tool and the Global Inclusion initiative.
Carol’s involvement with Working Mother magazine dates back to 1978, when she played a critical role in the launch. She grew Working Mother over the next decade, serving as advertising director and VP publisher. In 1986 she founded the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, still the most important workplace benchmark in the country.
Between 1989 and 2001, Carol ran two publishing companies. She was President of Stagebill, and Chief Operating Officer of The Chief Executive Group, including Chief Executive magazine and CEO2CEO Conferences.
In August 2001, Carol Evans founded Working Mother Media by acquiring Working Mother magazine and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), becoming the first mom to own Working Mother. She has launched several key initiatives including Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Best Law Firms for Women, Best of Congress, Best Green Companies and Best Companies for Hourly Workers.
A graduate of Empire State College/SUNY, Carol serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the March of Dimes. She has won numerous awards, most recently the Admiral Grace Hopper Women’s Diversity Champion Award from the U.S. Navy.
She is a highly acclaimed keynote speaker on the advancement of women, work life balance, barriers facing women of color and leadership, and appears frequently on radio and TV as an expert on women.
Carol’s book, the award-winning This is How We Do It: The Working Mother’s Manifesto was published by Penguin. She is most proud of being mom to Julia Rose (20) and Robert (23), and wife of Bob Coulombe, a Lt. Colonel in the New York Guard.