Speaking About the Things to Praise and Change!


  • Christian - Spiritual
  • Domestic Violence
  • Motivational & Inspirational
  • Perseverance
  • Women's Worth
  • Leadership
  • Public Policy / Civil Rights
  • Business / Governance


Hear how GOD provided medical miracles all along her journey of facing death.

Carolene had a level five brain aneurysm rupture and was not being expected to live, and not expected to be functional if she did survive. Neurosurgeons have deemed Carolene a medical miracle.

A fully functional woman, Carolene inspires with her story of hope and the power of prayer.

Aruba looking up pic
Aruba looking up pic


Carolene was almost killed in her first marriage. She prayed that God would get her out of the abusive marriage and use her to help other women with her story of abuse and survival.

This is an area that she focused on when beginning her speaking, and is passionate about helping others to know they are not to blame or alone.


Many women have dealt with issues and inequities in professions dominated by men. Carolene discusses her challenges of being discriminated against as a woman, fighting sexual advances, and how women really should support one another - not just talk about it.

Carolene breaks this area down with real-life experiences. She also has a gift to lift women and remind them of their worth.

Carolene Mays Inspiring Leadership

Past Speaking Engagements


Spiritual / Churches

  • Christ Temple
  • Covenant Community Church
  • Eastern Star Church
  • Heartland Church
  • Public Servants’ Prayer Indiana
  • University United Methodist Church
  • Zion Hope Church

Non-profit / Charitable

  • Children’s Bureau, Inc
  • United Way of Central Indiana

Women’s Groups

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Domestic Violence Network
  • Dress for Success
  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
  • Indianapolis Links
  • NAWBO - National Association of Women Business Owners
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, Inc
  • Women in Energy
  • Women’s Fund
  • Women Like Us Foundation

Education / Graduations

  • Ben Davis High School - Indianapolis
  • Center for Leadership Development
  • Franklin College
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Lawrence Township Schools – Indianapolis
  • Pike Township Schools – Indianapolis
  • Purdue University
  • Taylor University
  • Wayne Township Schools – Indianapolis

Civil Rights

  • Madam Walker Legacy Center
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Center
  • National Council of Negro Women


  • Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine
  • Indiana Minority Health Coalition
  • MDwise, Inc
  • National Black Nurses Association, Inc


  • Cry of India – New Delhi and Kolkata

Government / Civic

  • City of Indianapolis
  • City of Muncie
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • National Conference of State Legislators
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • State of Indiana


  • C-SPAN
  • Stanley K Lacy Leadership Series
  • The Highland Project - Highland Leader
  • White River State Park

Corporate / Business

  • American Association of Blacks in Energy
  • American Gas Association
  • AT&T
  • Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
  • Indiana Broadband and Technology Association
  • Indiana Energy Association
  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator
  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
  • National Newspaper Publishers Association
  • NiSource Energy
  • National Association of Water Companies
  • One America Financial Partners