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Majora Carter

Majora Carter

Keynote Speaker: Real Estate Developer, Peabody Award-Winning Broadcaster & Urban Revitalization Strategy Consultant

Majora Carter Biography

Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She's responsible for the creation of numerous economic development, technology inclusion & green-infrastructure projects, policies and job training & placement systems. She is also a lecturer at Princeton University's Keller Center.

Carter is quoted on the walls of the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture in DC: "Nobody should have to move out of their neighborhood to live in a better one” - which is also the subtitle of her 2022 book, “Reclaiming Your Community.”

Carter applies corporate talent-retention consulting practice to reduce Brain Drain in American low-status communities. She has firsthand experience pioneering sustainable economic development in one of America's most storied low-status communities: the South Bronx, as well as cities across North America and abroad.

She and her teams develop vision, strategies and the type of development that transforms low-status communities into thriving mixed-use local economies. Her approach harnesses capital flows resulting from American re-urbanization to help increase wealth building opportunities across demographics left out of all historic financial tide changes. Carter's work produces long term fiscal benefits for governments, residents, and private real estate developments throughout North America.

In 2017, she launched the Boogie Down Grind, a Hip Hop themed speciality coffee & craft beer spot, and the first commercial “3rd Space” in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx since the mid-1980s. This venture also provides a rare opportunity for local families to invest through SEC approved online investment platforms.

Her ability to shepherd projects through seemingly conflicted socio-economic currents has garnered her 8 honorary PhD's and awards such as: 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, Silicon Alley 100 by Business Insider, Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement by News Corp, and other honors from the National Building Museum, International Interior Design Association, Center for American Progress, as well as her TEDtalk (one of six to launch that site in 2006).

She currently serves on the board of directors for STREB and Solar One, and has served on the boards of the US Green Building Council, Ceres, The Wilderness Society, and the Andrew Goodman Foundation.

Carter was born, raised and continues to live in the South Bronx. She is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science (1984), Wesleyan University (1988 BA, Distinguished Alum) and New York University (MFA). After establishing Sustainable South Bronx (2001) and Green For All (2007), among other organizations, she opened this private consulting firm (2008) - which was named Best for the World by B-Corp in 2014.

While at Sustainable South Bronx, Carter deployed MIT’s first ever Mobile Fab-Lab (digital fabrication laboratory) to the South Bronx - where it served as an early iteration of the “Maker-Spaces” found elsewhere today. The project drew residents and visitors together for guided and creative collaborations.

In addition, Majora Carter launched StartUp Box, a ground-breaking tech social enterprise that provided entry-level tech jobs in the South Bronx, operating it from 2014-2018. Carter has helped connect tech industry pioneers such as Etsy, Gust, FreshDirect, Google, and Cisco to diverse communities at all levels.

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Majora Carter Speaking Topics

Community as Corporation

How Talent-Retention Benefits Local Economies

Green the Ghetto

Majora Carter Videos

Majora Carter / 2022 Equity Summit
Majora Carter - Community as Corporation
Hyde Lecture - Majora Carter

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What topics does Majora Carter speak about?

Majora Carter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Environmental Policy, Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Inspirational, Diversity, Political, Black Heritage, College, Commencement, Economy, Influential Women, Business Leadership, Marketing, Social Justice, Motivational, Entrepreneurship, Art, News & Media, Business, Sustainability, Social Media, Technology, Science, Government, Women, TED, Literary, Social Activism, Broadcasting, Design, Manufacturing, Women in Tech and Culture.

Where does Majora Carter travel from?

Majora Carter generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Majora Carter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Energy. The estimated speaking fee range to book Majora Carter for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Majora Carter generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Van Jones, Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington and Nikki Giovanni. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Majora Carter for an upcoming event.

Majora Carter Speaking Topics

  • Community as Corporation

    How Talent-Retention Benefits Local Economies

  • Green the Ghetto

Majora Carter Videos

Majora Carter / 2022 Equity Summit
Majora Carter - Community as Corporation
Hyde Lecture - Majora Carter
Urban Revitalization Strategist Majora Carter at Hampshire College

Majora Carter Reviews

  • Fantastic experience. I was grateful for Majora's flexibility and ability to "roll with the punches" through some persistent tech issues. She was down to earth, willing to interact with our VIP guests post-event, and very engaging. Overall a wonderful speaker to kick off a very important lecture series for our area.
    Renaissance Performing Arts Association - Feb 14 2024

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