Carrie started her career as an advertising sales executive and often heard that she should "dress for the job she wanted not the job she had." This was tough advice to follow as she found a limited selection of fashionable professional women's clothing with a contemporary fit. So Carrie took matters into her own hands and launched CARRIE HAMMER in 2012. Based in New York City, the line delivers stylish professional wear to women. Carrie’s passion extends beyond fashion to empowering women inside and outside of the workplace. This was exemplified in her debut fashion show during New York Fashion Week, in February 2014 where she featured “Role Models Not Runway Models,” including the first ever model on the runway in a wheelchair. This small yet mighty feat sparked "The Runway Revolution" and a change heard around the world in the fashion industry. She studied Economics and Women’s Studies at UCLA and Fashion Business and Marketing at the Parsons Paris School of Art and Design. Carrie is a graduate and recipient of the inaugural Tory Burch Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. She also holds a certificate in Fashion Law from the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School. Hammer and her line have been featured on CNBC, Fox Business News, Forbes, Good Morning America, Elle, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan to name a few. Carrie loves aviation and is training to become a competitve salsa dancer.