Oprah Winfrey and Me (I was chosen as one of her Supersoul 100!!)

Oprah Winfrey and Me (I was chosen as one of her Supersoul 100!!)






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.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Southface Visionary Dinner

Last night I went to the 2012 Southface Visionary Dinner!

For those of you who don't know Southface: Southface works with the construction and development industry, government agencies and communities to promote sustainable homes, workplaces and communities. I support Southface and their awesome work! My non-profit organization Maya's Ideas 4 The Planet and my dads company Undercurrent Labs did a sponsorship for the event.

The keynote speaker was the amazing Amory Lovins, Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. The Argon award went to Laura Turner Seydel and Rutherford Seydel for their life long work in environmental organizations. My parents and I had a great evening!

Here are some pictures from the event:

Here is a picture of me and my friend Laura Turner Seydel and some new friends I made:

Me and Brandon Sutton
Me and Shyam Reddy
My mom and I with Southface Executive Director and Co-founder Dennis Creech

Mayor Kasim Reed and Amory Lovins

A picture of the cover of Amory Lovins's book Reinventing Fire. His speech was amazing. He's definitely a genius. :)

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