• Open Society Institute New York City Community – Fellow


  • Environmental Advocates – Community Development Award
  • Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, Jr – Bronx Super Hero



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Majora combines her corporate consulting practice focused on Talent-Retention, and her first-hand experience pioneering sustainable economic development in one of America's most storied low-status communities: the South Bronx.

Her focus harnesses the tremendous capital flows resulting from widespread re-urbanization among all ages, races, and income levels, to help entrench wealth building opportunities across demographics that are increasingly left out of this historic financial tide change, and produce long term fiscal benefits to all sectors of government as well as leading private real estate developments.

Majora's ability to shepherd teams through sometimes difficult socio-economic conflict has garnered a very long list of awards and honorary PhDs, including a MacArthur 'genius' Fellowship, a Peabody Award, 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, Best for the World by B-Corp, Silicon Alley 100 by Business Insider, Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement by Fox News, and other honors from the National Building Museum, International Interior Design Association, Center for American Progress, as well as her TEDtalk which was one of six to launch their site in 2006. 

Majora has served on the boards of the USGBC, and she is quoted in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture: "Nobody should have to move out of their neighborhood to live in a better one."

Majora Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster.  She is responsible for the creation & implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.  

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.  

After establishing  Sustainable South Bronx and Green For All (among other organizations) to carry on that work, she opened a private consulting firm to help spread the message and success of social enterprise and economic development in low-status communities - which was named Best for the Worldby B-Corp in 2014.    

Her work is characterized by an emphasis on talent-retention for both her corporate and community development clients -- whichinclude industry leaders in many fields, municipal and federal government agencies, and leading educational institutions across the US.

From this vantage point, Majora co-founded the now 750+ member Bronx Tech Meetup, as well as the StartUpBox Software Services company which is rebuilding the entry level tech job pipeline by using market forces and established business practices to help diversify the US tech sector.  Clients include Digital.nyc, PlayDots, and GIPHY, among others.

Majora Carter has helped connect tech industry pioneers such as Etsy, Gust, FreshDirect, Google, and Cisco to diverse communities at all levels, and she continues to drive resources that value diversity into the communities left out of previous economic growth trends.

Majora is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, and an Advisory Board member of the Bronx Academy of Software Engineering High School .  Her long list of awards and honorary degrees include accolades from groups as diverse as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs, as well as a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship.  She is a BusinessInsider.com ‘Silicon Alley 100', one of Goldman-Sachs ‘100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs’, and her 2006 TEDtalk was one of 6 to launch that groundbreaking site.
Majora is a Board Member of the Andrew Goodman Foundation.  

She has served as a judge for numerous prizes and competition including the NYC Office of Digital Media's "Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge." and the Roddenberry Prize.

Awards & Honors

  • MIT Inclusion Innovation Competition - Finalist 
  • Digital Diversity Network - Innovation & Inclusion Awards Honoree 
  • NYC Department of Health - Food Protection Certification

  • Blogher 2015 - Winner: Pitch Contest for StartUp Box Quality Assurance B2B Social Enterprise


  • Augsburg College – Honorary Degree
  • Wesleyan University – Honorary Degree