LaGina Speaks

Disrupting the Status Quo

LaGina R. Harris

Social Impact Entrepreneur l Positive Disruptor l Interview to Amplify l Thought Leader in the Future of Work & Community l Speaker l Media Personality: Radio, Podcast, Press Coverage l Mental Health Advocate

LaGina R. Harris is a dedicated entrepreneur with a focus on creating positive social impact. A proud graduate of Stillman College and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Inc., she possesses a diverse skill set as an accomplished event planner, visual artist, higher education practitioner, and emerging media personality. LaGina’s professional journey includes experiences in strategic growth and operations consulting, leadership and team training, public speaking, curriculum writing, matriculation model design, and student retention implementation.

She is the visionary founder behind The Us Space, intentional innovation spaces designed to amplify women of color, women-led businesses, and women-centric organizations. LaGina is driven by her passion for challenging social norms, amplifying the voices of women, and instigating positive change within her community through her brand, LaRae Infinity. She is also the creative force behind the LaRae Infinity “Let’s Talk” podcast series and Stomping Ground with LaGina Rae radio show. LaGina Rae is frequently seen moderating panels, hosting events, and conducting interviews at award shows for organizations dedicated to equitable change.

In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, LaGina co-founded Melanin Minds, where she advocates for mental health and focuses on creating innovative approaches to preventative mental health practices. Recently, she shared her insights at the MBK Houston R.I.S.E. “Road to Success” College Support Program, discussing social capital and intentional community building as a business owner and ecosystem builder. Currently, LaGina serves as a business mentor for various programs in Greater Houston and beyond, including RED Labs, Owl Sparks, Founders Institute Houston, Pearland Innovation Hub, Rice MBA New Enterprises, UofH Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship: Impact Competition, and gBeta Houston.

An active philanthropist, LaGina sits on the Board of Directors for Lift Collective and played a key role in organizing Share The Mic Now Texas. She was recently appointed Leadership Co-chair for The Center for Houston Future. Across all her platforms, LaGina focuses on building sustainable ecosystems that promote generational collaborations, curate unique spaces, foster innovative cultures beyond technology, and envision the future of work and civic leadership.































Accomplishments & Accolades

Media Production

  • The Cannon & The Us Space, The Table – Wellness In The Workspace: Emcee May 2024
  • Greater Houston Black Chamber (GHBC) Empower Her: A Fireside Chat Celebrating Resilient Women: March 2024
  • Nerdy Girl Success, “Changing The Landscape of Leadership”: Jan 2023
  • Whole Planet Foundation, Women Entrepreneurs Supporting Women, And a Male Perspective, Too!: March 2021
  • LaRae Infinity Let’s Talk Special Edition: Unconventional Leadership Panel Moderator 2021
  • Melanin Minds Mental Health Conference: Emcee 2021 / 2023
  • Stomping Ground with LaGina Rae, Live Radio Show: Jan 2021 – Dec 2023
  • Ladies in the Hat, Harambee Art Gallery: Production Narrator and Artist Talk Back Moderator: Dec 2020
  • LaRae Infinity Let’s Talk Podcast: Host 2019 – present


  • Rice MBA New Enterprises Judge (Napier Rice Launch Challenge): March 2024
  • SURE Program Pitch Day Presenter and Pitch Judge: Nov 2023
  • Houston Black MBA, Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) 2023- Case Competition Judge: Feb 2023 / Feb 2024

Speaker / Facilitator

  • Comicpalooza, Session Talk: The Side Chick – Non-Superhuman Help in the World of Superheroes: May 2024
  • Founders Institute, Session Facilitator: Co-Founders & Team May 2024
  • YLAI / Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative: Breakout Session Facilitator (Balancing Act: Mental & Physical Wellness) March 2024
  • Young Leaders of the Americas Institute presented by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with YLAI / Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative: Facilitator (Day 3 Opening Session: DEIA: Cultivating an Inclusive Fellowship) March 2024
  • Rice Business Black Business Week Guest Speaker: Networking… The Real Breakdown Feb 2024
  • MBK Houston R.I.S.E. “Road to Success” College Support Program: “The Guide To College Life” Guest Speaker Nov 2023
  • Venture Mentor: 10th Annual Bayou Startup Showcase (Rice University & University of Houston: RED Labs, Owl Spark, REDLaunch and BlueLaunch): July 2023
  • The Links Academy (Katy-Richmond Area TX) – Linking Her to Success Keynote Speaker: Networking… The Real Breakdown April 2023
  • Women in Leadership Conference Moderator, A Woman in the Workplace: Feb 2023
  • Dallas Startup Week: Women of Innovation Summit “How To Build A BadA$$ Community Aug 2022

Mentor / Coach

  • Founder Institute (FI) Houston Mentor: May 2023 – present
  • Rice MBA New Enterprises Mentor (Napier Rice Launch Challenge: March 2023
  • University of Houston Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, Impact Competition Mentor Feb 2023 / Feb 2024
  • Pearland Innovation Hub Business Coach: Jan 2023 – Present
  • gBETABeloit: Cohort Business Mentor Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
  • gBETA Houston: Cohort Business Mentor Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
  • Nerdy Girl Success: Board of Directors – Volunteer Co-Chair Director Jan 2021 – Jan 2023


  • Center for Houston’s Future Alumni: Fall 2023
  • Savage x Fenty Gamechanger Duo Dec 2021
  • Lift Collective: Advisory Board Member (WOC Entrepreneurship Program) Oct 2021 – Present
  • Choose To Do, Inc.: Advisory Council July 2021 – July 2022
  • Whole Planet Foundation: Engagement Committee 2019 – 2021
  • IFundWomen of Color Crowdfunding Accelerator Program 2021
  • Graduate of Houston University SURE Program 2021
  • Graduate of HCC Business Plan Competition 2021; Competition Winner (tied) 2021
  • Graduate of HAUL Small Business University 2021

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