1.5 years into her position as CMO at Skookum, she decided to step down and take some time off.
“I realized that I wasn’t passionate about all facets of marketing, and I just really missed creating software. I really missed the idea of working a problem and creating something that makes someone’s life better,” she noted.
She reconnected with mentor and friend, Kelly Brooks. Brooks had launched Share Charlotte in 2012 with Skookum’s (and Carney’s) support. She was currently raising money and awareness to take the concept of Share Charlotte, and the software that powers it, to other communities.
And she needed someone to oversee the development of that platform.
Today, that platform is Share Good, a Charlotte-based software startup focused on offering simple ways for neighbors, nonprofits and businesses to come together and strengthen their local communities. Carney serves as VP of Product Management.
The role is a testament to not only Carney’s unique drive that launched her career back in 2008, but also her natural ability to reflect on her experience as it develops.
“My role with Share Good is giving me that opportunity to use my experience in technology and create something that can help unite local communities through good,” she shares.
It’s funny how good plans come together as our careers take shape.
Inspired by Carney’s story? #GivingTuesdayCLT, Charlotte’s local response to the global #GivingTuesday movement, kicks off on Tuesday, November 20th. Check out givingtuesdayclt.org for all the latest updates and ways that you can do good this holiday season.