Sheffield

Carrie Sheffield
Senior Contributor

Carrie is a senior writer with Opportunity Lives based in Manhattan, where she tells stories on entrepreneurship, innovation and poverty solutions. She is also founder of Bold, a Millennial-focused, news & cultural platform centered on ideals of personal responsibility and accessible capitalism. A Forbes political economy contributor, she hosted an online TV show for The Washington Times and appears on Fox News, Fox Business Network, MSNBC, and CBS Digital, among others, and has written for the Wall Street Journal, TIME, USA Today, the New York Times, he Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. Head of PR for Silicon Harlem, Carrie is a New York Leader at the Foreign Policy Initiative, member of The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Young Leaders Circle, Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program advisory board and the National Press Club‘s Young Members Committee.

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Usually a bootstrapping entrepreneur would welcome an inflow of capital to help grow her business. But sometimes a culture of distrust can make founders …

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A single mom at 20, Monique Rizer was herself the daughter of a single mom growing up in a transitory childhood with her five …

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You won’t find Donald Trump in the index of Michael Wear’s new book, Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the …

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As we have reported often at Opportunity Lives, the LBJ-era “War on Poverty” has resulted in lackluster outcomes. Well-meaning policymakers building the “War on …

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At just 25, Amanda Owens has built an impressive network of 120 leaders nationwide, with some 150,000 social media followers and a reach of …

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Financial trailblazer Sallie Krawcheck rings an important alarm bell for women in her new book “Own It: The Power of Women at Work.” Krawcheck …

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Ashley Carter understands how to defy odds. As the sole Republican member of the Washington D.C. Board of Education to be elected in November …

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If President Trump is serious about fulfilling his campaign promise to revive manufacturing and skills-based jobs, he should look no further than Sens. Tim …

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Emily Esfahani Smith’s new book, “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters,” offers a quiet, yet profound insight: seek meaning first before …

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Legendary economist Art Laffer, famous for illustrating the perils of over-taxation with the “Laffer Curve,” is optimistic about the Trump Administration’s economic plans. With …