The Shriver Report – Majora Carter

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Majora Carter

Eco-Entrepreneur, Peabody Award Winning Radio Broadcaster & Urban Revitalization Strategist

Majora Carter is an internationally renowned 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 several local and national 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 TED talk was one of the first 6 videos to launch their groundbreaking website.

Majora embodies the American Dream. She has continually set new standards of excellence with projects in her South Bronx community, while expanding her reach nationally and internationally.  Her philanthropic pursuits and business interests have all pointed toward greater self-esteem and economic potential for low-income people everywhere.

Gender Equality Is a Myth!
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.  → Read More
Here’s How We Achieve Gender Equality, Which Is Good For Business and the GDP
Educating our young girls to be successful in their lives, realize their dreams, and add to the human capital that will help America push through some of the difficult transitions on the horizon is an easy goal to get behind for many people. Whether you think of yourself as a ’feminist’ or not, there is good evidence indicating that gender equality in the workplace is good for business and GDP. But how do we get there, and what are the tools available?  → Read More
One School, Endless Possibilities
I’m always on the lookout for sustainable solutions to the challenges facing economically underperforming communities across America. One of those solutions found me right in my own “backyard” in 2009.  → Read More
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