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Maya Penn is a 17 year old award-winning eco-designer, artist, philanthropist, activist, entrepreneur, animated filmmaker, coder, illustrator, writer and author of You Got This! She has been featured in countless publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Seventeen Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The View, NPR,CNN, TIME, Essence Magazine, CBS This Morning with Gayle King, O Magazine, The Steve Harvey Show, Entrepreneur Magazine, Ebony, Black Enterprise, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and many, many more. Maya has given three TEDTalks and her latest TEDWomen Talk has gone viral worldwide and with almost 2 million views and growing. She is known as the youngest female to do two back-to-back official TEDTalks. Maya has been chosen by Oprah Winfrey as one of her Supersoul 100 influencers. Google has partnered with Maya to speak to girls about coding and computer science at their Made With Code events. Magic Johnson chose Maya to be featured in his 32 Under 32 article series.


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Friday, March 16, 2012

SCLC Women's 33rd Annual Drum Major for Justice Awards Preview Video


It is such an honor to be honored in the Youth Category for the SCLC Women's 33rd Annual Drum Major for Justice Awards.

The honorees who are attending are actor Sean Penn, actor Samuel L. Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, etc.

This is so incredible because I have an inspirational wall in my studio that I started a year ago and it is filled with people who I admire, and who inspire me. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Is the first person I put on my wall.

1 comment:

  1. Maya, congratulations on all your hard work and early accomplishments. My name is Sassy Royal and I am a corporate consultant & cheif business consultant for the nfl players association. I would love to reach out to you with a variety of resources (free) that might be helpful to you. My business page is or It is GREAT to see a young woman working so hard to achieve her dreams! I'm very proud of you!