Antionette D. Carroll

Antionette D. Carroll
Social Entrepreneur;
Equity Designer;
International Speaker
and Educator;
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist


ABOUT antionette

Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit social enterprise that educates, trains, and challenges cities to co-create solutions with Black and Latinx populations to design healthy and racially equitable communities. Within this capacity, Antionette has pioneered a new form of creative problem solving called Equity-Centered Community Design. Throughout her career, Antionette has worked for non-profits working for social justice, human rights, and diversity and inclusion. These experiences led to her background as a social entrepreneur, non-profit leader, and design activist. 

Antionette is a Next City Vanguard, 2017 Essence Magazine #100 Most Woke Woman, 4.0 Schools Fellow, Subject Matter Advisor for Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities, StartingBloc Fellow, and an American Express/Ashoka Emerging Innovator.

Antionette also is an international speaker and facilitator, previously speaking at Microsoft, NASA, TEDxHerndon, AIGA National Conference, The Ohio State University, and more. Bring her to your next conference or community engagement convening.



select awards/recognition



Adobe Creative Residency, 2017
Mastercard/Edpreneur Program, 2017
UnSchool (San Francisco), 2017
StartUp Weekend EDU, 2015
The Marcus Graham Project, 2014


AIGA Medalists, 2016-Present
Regional Arts Commission Grants, 2012-Present
Katherine Dunham Fellowship, 2012-Present
Arch Grants, 2017
AIGA Toledo Sit & Tell Community Project, 2016
Flux Student Design Competition, 2015
AIGA DC 50, 2015
What's Right with the Region, 2014