Carina White is a television presenter, radio broadcaster, social commentator and keynote speaker who has appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows on the topics of racism, parenting and business.
She has spoken on Sky News, Good Morning Britain (2020-) and the Jeremy Vine Show on Channel 5 (2021-), as well as on BBC Radio 1xtra and Times Radio.
Her passion soon got her noticed, and in 2020 she was voted one of the Voice newspaper’s ‘One to Watch and the ‘We Are The City’ Rising Star of the Year.
In 2019, Carina co-founded the Black Mums Upfront podcast, which brings together black mothers to discuss topics including sex, childbirth, death, gender stereotypes, family and race.
Carina is passionate about tackling inequalities and racism and has spoken at some of the biggest conferences and panel sessions. She is entertaining, informative, passionate, and perfect for any event looking to tackle diversity.
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Carina’s career started in sport, working as the Head of Lifestyle Management and Client PR for Straight Ace Sports Management before using her education in social work to begin a career as an advocate for others. This shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows her, as she has always been passionate about diversity, equality and inclusion, as well as using her voice to effect change and help others. She has worked as a Director for GameChangers Youth, a programme which empowers young people from London to run their own social action projects, and as Head of Operations for Best of Africa Awards, a company which celebrates African-owned philanthropic efforts.
Alongside her philanthropy and social work, she has worked for MediaCom, Tongue Tied Media Ltd, RAPP Worldwide and ITB Worldwide in roles including Marketing Manager, Senior Influencer Partnerships Manager, and Account Director.
She has featured on programmes across the BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4, as well as on BBC 1Xtra, BBC Radio London and BBC Radio 5. She has spoken on the topics of racism in sport, the death of George Floyd, black communities and the police, colourism, skin lightening, women’s safety, injustices in education, imposter syndrome and representation of gender and race in the media.
In 2019, Carina co-created the Black Mums Upfront Podcast, which allowed black mums to discuss the reality of modern-day motherhood and black motherhood. The aim of the podcast was to empower black mums to confront stereotypes in mainstream media.
She was also named as a board member for Carina the Black Collective of Media in Sport (BCOMS) in 2019, is a school governor at Saint Gabriel’s College, and, in 2021, was a founding member of NSPCC’s Childline Circle.
Following her mother’s death when she was just 17, Carina decided she wanted to use her voice to speak about injustices in her and the wider community, mental and physical health, bereavement and grief, and diversity.
– Overcoming Adversity
– Death, Bereavement and Grief
– Physical Health
– Mental Health
– Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
– Black History Month
– Women and Mums in Business
Carina has spoken at some of the largest industry events, including:
– The Inspirational YOU event where she spoke about her PR and management skills
– O2’s International Women’s Day panel
– Experian on talking to your children about race
– Female Quotient’s Microaggressions panel
– The Podcast Show in London 2022
– Women’s Equality Network Wales on the cost of childcare
– Black Mums Fest
– Kick It Out Panel on women in sports
She also featured in a short movie for Raising Films to celebrate their fifth anniversary. In this movie, she told stories of black people that were not stemmed from a traumatic experience such as slavery or crime:
“Black stories are more than slavery. Black stories are more than just gangs and crime. Black stories are love. Black stories are period dramas, thrillers, musicals, comedies and much more. We are done accepting that this is the way things are.”
Clients: BBC News, BBC Radio 1Xtra, Blackheath High School, CAA, Channel 4, co-op, Daily Mirror, Dove, Experian, Female Quotient, Nike, o2, Red Bull, Sky News, StopWatch, UKTV.
Carina delivered an inspiring talk to our students about anti-racism. The impact she had upon the students has been deep and long-lasting. She masterfully balanced personal anecdote with reflection and thought-provoking questions. The students could relate to the stories she told and were keen to learn more and ask questions. Carina was also incredibly generous with her time in speaking to individuals and inspiring them with what is possible.
Carol Chandler-Thompson, Head, Blackheath High School GDST
Carina attended out school to deliver a talk to our Year 6 students around resilience and overcoming adversity in anticipation of their upcoming transition to secondary school. The children sat in awe as she delivered a funny, relatable yet engaging talk to the class. She spoke passionately and openly about her own personal experiences and it was an honour to have her talk to a group of inner city London children and inspire them for their future endeavours.
Dean Gordon, Principal, Grinling Gibbons Primary School
Carina White recently spoke at our whole school annual presentation evening to parents, students and staff. She was an outstanding speaker who uses her real life experience to keep the audience entertained, motivated and inspired throughout. Her message challenged us all to take stock of our current situation and make a clear plan for progress. After her keynote, the audience comments included: “Truly inspirational!”, “Powerful and uplifting!”, “When will she be speaking to us again!?” Outstanding! Thank you Carina for an excellent experience.
Monique Bertrand, Vice Principal, Saint Gabriel’s College