Maya Penn, Founder, Maya's Ideas
During our 6th Annual 2017 International Pretty Brown Girl Day on February 25, 2017, we seek to encourage girls to think of their futures by seeing GIRLprenuers in their communities who look like them. This is the perfect day to highlight women and girls of color who are leaving a footprint for other pretty brown girls to walk in. We would like to feature Pretty Brown GIRLpreneur, Maya Penn!
About Maya's Ideas
Maya Penn is a successful 16-year-old award-winning eco-designer, artist, philanthropist, activist, entrepreneur, animated filmmaker, coder, illustrator, writer and author
who wants to change the world by using her art and her business to help the planet and getting girls involved in tech.
Maya's Ideas provides environmentally sustainable, fashionable accessories and clothing., including scarves, hats, and hair clips. She started the business because she liked sewing headbands and people started asking her to make them. She began selling them on Etsy but quickly realized she could build a brand of her own.
Maya has been featured in countless publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Seventeen Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The View, 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 more. Maya has given three TEDTalks and her latest TEDWomen Talk has gone viral worldwide with almost 2 million views and growing. Maya is known as the youngest female to do two back-to-back official TEDTalks and has been chosen by Oprah Winfrey as one of her Supersoul 100 influencers.