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I’m a 16 year old philanthropist, environmental activist, entrepreneur, eco-designer, keynote speaker, artist, animator, coder, (I make animated short films), illustrator, and writer. Simon & Schuster author. I am the CEO of Maya's Ideas, a company I started in 2008 when I was just 8 years old. I create eco-friendly clothing and accessories. My designs are sold all over the world and I have customers in Denmark, Italy, Australia and more. I love to use my creativity to give back. 10-20% of my profits go to causes local and global charities and environmental organizations. I have been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, ABC's The View, NPR,CNN, TIME, Essence, Seventeen Magazine, The Steve Harvey Show, Entrepreneur Magazine, Redbook, FOX 5 Atlanta, Wired, Black Enterprise, Cosmopolitan Magazine, CBS This Morning with Gayle King, Ebony, TechRepublic (CBS Interactive), Atlanta Tech Edge, TakePart (Pivot Media),The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and many other publications. I've done three TEDTalks. My TEDWomen Talk has gone viral worldwide and it has over a million views and growing. I am the youngest female to do two back-to-back official TEDTalks. I spoke as a keynote at the launch of IBM Verse.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I was honored to have a booth at The 2010 Fall Trunk Show hosted by: Dave Fm,and V-103 radio stations! I had a great time and I met a lot of nice people! And I saw Mara Davis again who owns one of my hats Checkered Cherry! We also met Elle Duncan from V-103 and she loved all of my designs and also bought my lace flower headband! here's some pictures of Elle wearing my headband,a picture of me and Mara Davis and Latoya Deckey wearing my Chocolate and Cheeta cuff bracelet she bought!