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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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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Speaking at Eddie J. White Academy!

This week I was invited to speak at the Eddie J. White K-8 Academy  by DeVonya Preston ( who is a 5th grade teacher there. ) for Career Week about me being a young entrepreneur and having my own eco-friendly clothing and accessory business.  I was really excited to be speaking there. I spoke to some 3rd-5th graders and then some 6th - 8th graders! It was such a great experience, Ms. Preston and Ms. McCrary, you rock! Here are some pictures from the event:

Me speaking to the school
Me and  Ms. Preston

Me and principal Angela McCrary

Me Ja'kel, thanks for drawing me the awesome picture!

Here is a quick clip of me speaking!


  1. this is my school by the way love your designs maya

  2. Just saw you on BGR, I am sooo proud of you!!!