Keynote Speaker Announced: Majora Carter, Real Estate Developer


We’re excited to announce that Majora Carter, Real Estate Developer will be our Keynote Speaker at this year’s Leaders Breakfast.

Majora Carter is an American urban revitalization strategist and public radio host from the South Bronx area of New York. Carter’s career has spanned environment, economy, social mobility, and real estate development, and she has won major awards in each sector including a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” a Peabody Award, the Rudy Bruner Award Silver Medal, nine honorary Ph.D.’s, and accolades from various professional groups. Her consulting clients benefit from her ability to disrupt outdated assumptions in order to uncover better solutions to vexing problems in any industry she touches. Carter is quoted on the walls 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.” She applies this talent-retention lens to all of her work.

Purchase tickets at iida.org.

Leaders Breakfast is an annual international event series that celebrates design’s importance in the global market place by honoring the people who are both the legacy and future of design. Each chosen host city organizes a breakfast that features a renowned keynote speaker to provoke and encourage new ideas, and recognizes one city-selected honoree who has made significant contributions to the design industry.


Leaders Breakfast
Thursday, September 12th, 7 – 10am
JW Marriot LA Live
900 West Olympic Blvd, LA 90015

Purchase tickets and become a sponsor today at iida.org. For more information about the event, visit the event page here.

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