Accomplishments and Awards

  • Lane is an American Staffing Association, Certified Staffing Professional.
  • Author, two monthly columns, “The Right Lane” and “Ask Carla” for several Business Journals.
  • Lecturer, annual Career, and Education Seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • Top 30 Women of Houston, 2016
  • LaneStaffing named #28 in the inaugural class of the Cougar 100, a list of the 100 fastest growing companies owned by University of Houston Alumni, 2014
  • In 2012, Lane was inducted into the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce’s Hall of Fame.
  • Lane was featured by Ebony magazine in its “Black Wealth” issue, September 2013
  • Featured in Forbes Magazine, 2014 
  • Named one of the Minority Achievers by the YMCA, 2010
  • Vanguard Award, Texas Business Alliance, 2010  
  • Class of 2009, 40 under 40, Houston Business Journal
  • 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Houston
  •  “25 Top Women in Houston,” Rolling Out Magazine, 2008
  • 2008 Strategic Teaming Award, Houston Minority Supplier Diversity Council
  • Emerging Ten Award, Houston Minority Supplier Diversity Council, 2008
  • Pinnacle Award, the highest award for entrepreneurial excellence, Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce, 2007
  • LaneStaffing named one of the Top 500 African American-Owned Companies in the US and one of the Top 100 Woman-owned firms in Texas by, 2009, 2010 and 2011


Community Involvement

  • Founder, This Woman’s Work a 501(c)3 organization, whose mission is to better the lives of women and girls, through education, exposure, and mentorship.
  • Institute for Family Renewal board member
  • Family Press board member
  • Texas Black Expo Board of Directors
  • Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board
  • Texas Business Alliance Advisory Board
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee for District D, Houston, Texas; and chair, “The Empower U School Tour” to encourage high school students to continue their education post-high school.
  • Across the Track PAC, a political action committee comprised of the owners of Houston’s largest African American owned businesses, first female member.
  • Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
  • Member, National Women’s Presidents Organization
  • Member, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women
  • Member, National Association of Female Executives
  • Member, American Staffing Association,
  • Member, Texas Association of Staffing
  • Member, National Human Resource Association
  • Member National Women’s Presidents’ Organization

Top 30 Women of Houston, 2016