Sex trafficking disproportionately affects African-American women and children, who make up nearly 40% of all victims in the United States.



Dr. Marlene Carson is a highly accomplished and sought-after speaker, entrepreneur, and advocate with over 30 years of experience in creating successful businesses and empowering nonprofits through social enterprise initiatives. She is widely recognized as a leading expert in the field of human trafficking and has made significant contributions to the fight against this grave injustice.

Chair of the U. S. Advisory Council on Trafficking

Dr. Carson currently serves as the Chair of the U.S. Advisory Council on Trafficking. A three-time recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented by the last three residing presidents, she has been recognized by esteemed organizations for her tireless dedication and leadership. Her unwavering commitment to justice, her exceptional business acumen, and her profound impact on the lives of survivors and communities make her a highly respected and sought-after speaker and advocate. Dr. Carson plays a pivotal role in shaping policies and strategies to combat trafficking and provide support to survivors.

In addition to her groundbreaking work in anti-trafficking efforts, Dr. Carson has a proven track record of helping nonprofits thrive through innovative social enterprise models. She has successfully launched and managed multiple businesses that not only generate revenue but also serve as platforms to support and empower survivors of exploitation. Her expertise in blending business acumen with social impact has garnered her widespread recognition and accolades. Dr. Carson’s passion for empowering individuals and communities extends far beyond her work in human trafficking. She is a dynamic speaker who captivates audiences with her compelling personal story and insights on entrepreneurship, leadership, and social change. Her engaging speaking engagements have inspired and empowered diverse audiences, from corporate conferences to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.