Maya Penn

Maya Penn

Meet Maya Penn! 

Age: 16

Fun Fact: Maya has done three TED Talks, and her TEDWomen speech now has more than a million views.

Why She’s Nominated: Maya Penn pretty much does it all. At eight years old she created Maya’s Ideas, her line of eco-friendly clothing and accessories, which donates 10-20 percent of its profits to charities and environmental organizations. Since then, she’s founded the environmental non-profit Maya’s Ideas 4 the Planet, built her own website in HTML, animated several short films and published “You Got This!,” a guide to “unleashing your awesomeness, finding your path, and changing the world.”

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