Then She Met Alice

How one volunteer opportunity catalyzed a much deeper commitment to local social good

What does a successful life look like?

It might look like Erika, a Chief Marketing Officer at a growing tech company who was both the youngest person—and the only female—on the executive team. She was also a new mom with a healthy baby girl and supportive husband. But behind the scenes was a much darker story: Erika was quietly battling postpartum depression and anxiety. 

Over time and through therapy she grew stronger. Yet her healing journey wasn’t an easy one as she struggled with unfamiliar emotions and an overwhelming realization that she was unable to protect her new family from life’s unexpected tragedies. Eventually she came to a personal resolution: even though she couldn’t control the curve balls that life brings, she could and would work toward balance by putting more good into the world. 

It was at that point that Erika turned to SHARE Charlotte.

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Erika Carney