Carey Lohrenz is a pioneering figure of the US Navy, making history as the first female F-14 Tomcat Pilot in the US Navy. Having broken new ground for women in the military, Carey has experienced some of the most hostile, demanding environments known to man. Now booked as a female motivational speaker, Carey continues to pave the way forward for female military officers and covers topics such as lessons in leadership, striking a balance and remaining relevant.
Joining the US Navy back in the 90s, Carey completed her advanced jet training at Naval Air Station Kingsville, ultimately receiving her Naval Aviator Wings of Gold in 1993. From that point on, Carey pioneered the male-dominated sector of the US Navy and became the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot. Carey has since also been the President and member of the Director Board for Women Military Aviators Inc and a Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Outside of her military service, Carey has also become a published author. She has written the titles Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck and Span of Control: What To Do When You’re Under Pressure, Overwhelmed and Ready To Get What You Really Want. She has also appeared on the likes of CNN, CBS, MSNBC and spoken for the likes of PayPal, Cisco, Deloitte, Toyota and Wells Fargo.
Other roles of Carey’s include being a Strategic Planning Consultant for Venturist Inc, the VP of Sales & Business Development for The Corps Group, CEO of Arsenal Leadership LLC and a member of the Advisory Board for the Operational Excellence Society. Now described to be a dynamic communicator, Carey is focussing on keynote speaking sharing her story of life in the US military as a pioneer of aviation. Having learnt what it takes to perform in the most hostile of environments under pressure, Carey inspires other women to pursue careers in the military and to show fearless leadership as she has done. With expert knowledge of high-performance teams, Carey is a fantastic choice as a female motivational speaker.
Carey Lohrenz is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“An honour to meet Carey Lohrenz today at Dell World. I’m inspired by your story!”
“Vixen rocked! I just wanted to thank you for all you did to make our meeting inspiring and fantastic. I personally thought you did a great job connecting with everyone, and your story is inspiring, and your lessons very appropriate for all we are going through. Yesterday one of my VP’s was giving a presentation, and the title of it was ‘Lose sight, and you lose flight’ and he gave you full credit for the quote!”
“Carey was AMAZING! So much of what she said resonated with our organisation. Her story is inspiring, her message applies to everyone and her ability to engage the audience with a story is great! Additionally, she is a true professional, easy to work with and fully committed to making sure the client has a good experience. Thank you!”