Majora Carter is an urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.
After establishing Sustainable South Bronx and Green For All (among other organizations) to carry on that work, she built on this foundation with innovative ventures and insights into urban economic developments designed to help move Americans out of poverty.
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. Her 2006 TEDtalk was one of the first 6 videos to launch their groundbreaking website. Majora is a Board Member of the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
Majora has continually set new standards of excellence with projects in her South Bronx community, while expanding her reach through philanthropic pursuits and business interests that have all pointed toward greater self-esteem and economic potential for low-income people everywhere.
After Co-FoundingStartUp Box #SouthBronxas a social enterprise to seed diverse participation through entry level jobs in the knowledge economy, she launched StartUp Box #QA (Quality Assurance testing services) which was proud to assist in the launch of Mayor Bill DeBlasio'sDigital.NYC in 2014.
She is a BusinessInsider.com ‘Silicon Alley 100', one of Goldman-Sachs ‘100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs’, and her 2006 TEDtalkwas one of 6 to launch that groundbreaking site.
Majora Carter has helped connect tech industry pioneers such as Etsy, Gust, FreshDirect, Google, and Cisco to diverse communities at all levels, and continues to drive financial resources that value diversity for its ability to leverage innovation, into the communities left out of previous economic growth trends.
In 2007, while running Sustainable South Bronx, Majora Carter introduced 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. This experience helped inspire the FabLab Project Leader, Jon Santiago, to launch hTink.org.