Today we’re speaking with Maya Penn, a fashion entrepreneur and environmental activist. Her company, Maya’s Ideas, is focused on sustainability in order to combat the damaging impact of fast fashion on the environment.
Maya is a keynote speaker, sustainability consultant, three-time TED speaker, artist, global activist, animator, filmmaker, social entrepreneur, coder and author. She has also received a commendation from President Barack Obama for outstanding achievement in environmental stewardship. Maya was awarded the 2016 Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. Award, as well as honored at the SCLC Drum Major for Justice Awards (honorees include Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, John Lewis and more).
She was hand-picked by Oprah Winfrey as her youngest Supersoul 100 entrepreneur, change-maker and thought leader.
She has been one of the youngest leaders in sustainability and environmental justice for 12 years, starting at the age of just eight years old.
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