Shantay Carter –
Nurse. Entrepreneur. Mentor. Public Speaker. Author.
When it comes to Shantay Carter, helping others is more than just a job—it’s her passion and her purpose. From her daily work as a dedicated nurse to her ambitions as founder of Women Of Integrity Inc., the New York area native has an extensive history of letting her caring nature guide her path. Influenced strongly by the superwoman role models in her family.
Shantay decided to dive head first into the nursing field. After spending years selflessly volunteering as a candy striper while in high school, she headed to Binghamton University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. In 2000, she began working at Binghamton General Hospital as a registered nurse and in 2002, Shantay continued her career at North Shore-LIJ Health Systems. Where she currently works as an Orthopedic/ Bariatric nurse on a medical/surgical floor.
After noticing the lack of guidance for young girls in the Long Island area, Shantay decided to create her non-profit, Women Of Integrity Inc. The seven-year-old organization has already made huge strides in its mission to “empower and educate women of all ages and ethnicities” and its signature event is its prom dress drive, dress giveaway, and makeover project that is executed each year. “I believe that what you put out in life, you get back,” explains Shantay. “So, if you put out positivity, then you will get back positivity— it’s our job to give back in any way we can.”
Shantay modestly holds a number of accomplishments and honors for her work including being a Wholeness of Life Award winner at North Shore University Hospital in 2012 and a NSLIJ Health System. 2013 President's Award nominee. In 2014, Shantay was honored as a Making A Difference Award honoree and a semi-finalist in P&G’s My Black is Beautiful Ambassador Search. More recently, in 2015, she received the Darby Foundation’s Community Service Award and a Community Service Award from the Hempstead Chamber Of Commerce. In 2017, she was a 2017 Woman Of Power Honoree from the Caribbean Business Connections Organization.
Shantay currently lives in Hempstead, NY and when she’s not helping patients or out making teen girls feel amazing, you can find her enjoying music, art, baking…or flashing her award-winning smile. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and a member of Black Nurses Rock, Inc
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