Published on Jul 22, 2013
TEDxYouth@TheBeltline's was pleased to have speaker Maya Shea Penn, a 12 year old entrepreneur, philanthropist, designer, artist, animator (who makes animated short films), illustrator, and writer share with our audience. She is the CEO of Maya's Ideas, a company started in 2008 when Maya was just 8 years old. She creates handmade artisan crafted one-of-a-kind eco-friendly accessories and clothing and Maya has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Ebony, Redbook, Black Enterprise, Etsy.com,The NRDC, and many other publications. Her designs are sold all over the world with customers in Denmark, Italy, Australia and more. 10-20% of Maya's Ideas profits go to causes that she is passionate about like: Hosea Feed The Hungry, Atlanta Community Food Bank, and The Ian Somerhalder Foundation. Maya talk was on her efforts to be an environmental conscious consumer, entrepreneur and individual and that Everyone Should Do Their Part to conserve and protect the environment.
More info: Maya’s Ideas 4 the Planet spreads environmental awareness and encourages young girls to follow their dreams in non-traditional fields. Maya is using TPP “Pay it Forward” Loan funds to write and illustrate a book about getting kids active in helping the environment and taking care of the planet with the two of her animated characters Lucy and Sammy sheep. Maya will distribute this environmental awareness book when she speaks at schools and girls/kids organizations and events. (source: http://pollinate.dev1.dbserver01.com)
Maya Shea Penn featured on the TED Blog | The Pollination Project