Michelle Carmack

Founder

I thought starting a business would give me the freedom to raise a family and be the mother I aspired to be. But I was wrong. Whether you're an entrepreneur or climbing the corporate ladder, we share the same struggles as modern working women. Let's work together and create a community that finally supports women just like us.

Here's my perspective, sis. Women are pushed into entrepreneurship because we call the shots -- the impact, flexibility, and financial gains. The truth is, entrepreneurship is a high-risk, high-reward environment. And for most, building a business is slow. It took me 3-years to hit six figures, AND most of that money went right back to the company. This is the reality of most entrepreneurs. Designing life on your terms involves a destination, road-map, and people to enjoy the journey with you. As sexy as being an overnight success may sound, that comes with many unrealistic expectations, which I learned the hard way.

I believe community beings awareness to what's truly possible

You have options that will lead you to thrive personally and professionally without sacrificing your values, growth, and boundaries. I created Oak + Pine for founders, trailblazers, and leaders just like you. When we prioritize supporting women into leadership positions and women-owned startups, we directly impact eliminating barriers for all modern working women.

I'm Michelle Carmack

Hey sis!

We want all women to have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally to create and lead small businesses and organizations with no barriers holding them back. Oak + Pine is an inclusive community for ambitious women who stay true to their impact for the greater good. 

our vision

Chief

My Dogs name

Jeans and a T-shirt

Everyday Style

Hot black coffee

COFFEE ORDER

Autumn

favorite book

Futuristic, Strategic, Positivity, Activator, Ideation

CliftonStrengths

Leo sun, virgo moon, scorpio rising

zodiac sign

4

enneagram

Community Building

zone of genius

Me in a nutshell...