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Leaders Breakfast New York 2019


When: September 12

Where: JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, California

Speaker: Majora Carter, Real Estate Developer

Connect: Website

Honoree: Humble Design


Majora Carter, Keynote Speaker


Majora Carter

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 doctorates, 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 Her consulting clients benefit from her ability to disrupt outdated assumptions in order to uncover better solutions to vexing problems in any industry she touches.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.



Thank you to the Leaders Breakfast International Benefactors.

Humble Design

Humble Design is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving families and individuals emerging from homelessness by transforming their empty houses into beautiful and uplifting homes with donated furniture. With the organization's help, only 1 percent of families return to homelessness within 12 months. Humble was co-founded by San Diego native Treger Strasberg while she was living in Detroit in 2009. After witnessing the impact of Humble Design, Strasberg and her husband Rob Strasberg became its CEOs and decided it would be their legacy. Humble Design operates in Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, and San Diego and has furnished over 1,250 homes nationwide. In 2019, Humble filmed the documented series Welcome Home, which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy. The Strasbergs currently reside in San Diego, California, with their children and are driven by their mission of helping recently homeless families across the country.