Our Co-founder and CEO Tammy Sun created Carrot after spending tens of thousands of dollars of her personal savings to undergo egg freezing — something she was shocked to learn insurance wouldn't cover at all despite years of paying premiums. Through this experience, she was inspired to improve access to high-quality, inclusive fertility care while reducing the emotional and financial burden associated with it.
While at a talk about low-cost fertility treatments at the University of California at San Francisco, Tammy met Asima Ahmad, MD, MPH, a double board-certified doctor in reproductive endocrinology and obstetrics and gynecology. They decided to join forces and start Carrot Fertility. Now, six years later, Carrot is the leading global fertility healthcare and family-forming benefits provider for employers and health plans.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion is embedded in our culture. As a company whose mission is to make fertility care and family-forming accessible and affordable to everyone who wants or needs it regardless of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and geography, we know that we can only serve our members effectively if our team reflects that mission.
We offer several Employee Community Groups (ECGs) that are focused on fostering diversity, inclusion, and belonging within Carrot, including Carrot for Change (social justice), Rainbow Carrots (LGBTQ+), Latinx Carrots, AAPI Carrots and working parents. These groups help employees build stronger connections, offer social, educational and community activities, create development opportunities, and increase engagement among colleagues.
We’re proud to announce that Carrot has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022.
This year’s list honors businesses that are making the biggest impact on their industries and culture as a whole — ultimately thriving in today’s ever-changing world. In addition, Carrot was selected as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the workplace.
At Carrot, one of our top priorities is the health and well-being of our employees and their families. To best meet the needs of our fully distributed workforce, we offer competitive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, and a $15,000 lifetime maximum benefit for fertility and family-forming
Up to 14 weeks of fully paid time off for all new parents for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child
Access to licensed therapists and board-certified physicians
401(k) to build a retirement savings
A monthly credit to cover anything from your morning coffee ritual to your phone bill
Create your perfect home office setup when you join the team
Co-working options for a change of scenery or to connect with a local colleague
Take the time you need in addition to paid company holidays