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Maya S. Penn


Maya S. Penn

Maya Penn is a 16-year-old philanthropist, environmental activist, entrepreneur, eco-designer, inspirational speaker, artist, animator, coder, illustrator and writer. She is the CEO of Maya's Ideas, a company she began in 2008 when she was just eight years old. She creates eco-friendly clothing and accessories, and her designs are sold all over the world, with customers in Denmark, Italy, Australia and more. She has given three TEDTalks and her TEDWomen Talk has gone viral worldwide with over 1.2 million views. She is the youngest woman to do two back-to-back official TEDTalks.

Books by Maya S. Penn

by Maya S. Penn - Children's 9-12, Nonfiction, Self-Help, Young Adult 12+

Maya Penn is a remarkable teen entrepreneur who has given three TED Talks, created her own eco-friendly fashion line, developed animated films, and appeared on "The View" with Whoopi Goldberg. She has even been name-checked by bestselling authors Gabrielle Bernstein, Steve Harvey and Eve Ensler. All while still in middle school! In YOU GOT THIS!, Maya shares her incredible journey to becoming an artist, designer, philanthropist and business owner. She provides a creative blueprint for teens and young adults, along with the tools she used to build an authentic, exciting and connected life, and offers creative prompts for cultivating success.