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Aja Brown

    • Mayor, City of Compton (2013-2021)
    • Co-Founder, Compton Community Development Corporation - a non-profit emphasizing education programming, scholarships, and small business loans
    • Participant, Policy Link and ESSENCE’s All-In Cities Initiative
    • Advocate for Equity and Justice, Revitalization of Cities, and Guaranteed Income
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Aja Brown Speaker Biography

Trailblazing community leader Mayor Aja Brown made history as the youngest mayor ever to serve the City of Compton. Leveraging her expertise as an urban planner, an economic developer, and community servant, Brown quickly became known for her pragmatic 12-Point Vision for Compton revitalization strategy, deploying evidence-based initiatives and attracting new record levels of reinvestment from the private sector. Prior to her ground-breaking tenure as mayor, she co-founded Compton Community Development Corporation, a non-profit emphasizing education programming, scholarships, and small business loans. Brown is a strong and consistent leader in the movement for equity and justice, lending critical support to actionable policy changes, and has joined with mayors around the country committed to guaranteed income, launching the largest city-based guaranteed income program in the country, The Compton Pledge. Brown is an inspiring changemaker, motivating audiences of all kinds through her visionary leadership and commitment to community-driven change.

Brown has been profiled in Vogue, Elle, ESSENCE, TIME, and many more. She participated in Policy Link and ESSENCE’s All-In Cities Initiative, which brings Black women mayors around the country together to share, ideate, and then build better communities. Brown is highly sought-after for keynote speeches as well as moderated conversations, and regularly receives rave reviews, such as: “The event was wonderful!!! She was a hit. Everyone had nothing but positive feedback on her and said it was probably one of THE best lunch and learns we have ever had! So kudos to the Mayor! She is really delightful and inspiring” (Intuit Inc.).

Ground-Breaking Leadership, Inspired by Community

Trailblazing politician Aja Brown made history as the youngest mayor ever to serve the City of Compton, leveraging her expertise as an urban planner, economic developer, and community servant. Through her commitment to a vision for the City of Compton, Brown has spear-headed incredible change and growth in the city, and shares her inspiring and motivating lessons about community-driven leadership with audiences of all kinds.


Women in Leadership

History-making former Mayor Aja Brown is a leader in community service, visionary leadership, and pragmatic and evidence-based initiatives. By leveraging her unique and creative inspiration, Brown has spearheaded significant revitalization, and launched meaningful programs that lead the nation. A high-impact and inspiring speaker, Brown shares insights and actionable takeaways for women in leadership and those looking to advocate for women in leadership.

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