Maya Penn

Entrepreneur, animator, philanthropist ...
Maya Penn makes eco-friendly clothes and accessories, which she sells on a site she built — and gives away a percent of the profits.

Why you should listen

To sell her line of luscious knit scarves and eco-friendly hats, teenaged entrepreneur Maya Penn built and maintains her own retail website. (She started the business when she was 8.) She’s also an animator and a geek, and an eager evangelist of teaching kids of be entrepreneurs at any age. Bursting with ideas, she recently started a side nonprofit called Maya’s Ideas 4 The Planet.

What others say

“There's no 'slow' button on Maya Shea Penn.” — Sheila M, Poole, ajc.com

Maya Penn on the TED Blog