Maya Siegel is a digital strategist and social entrepreneur who loves dreaming big and investing in projects she believes in wholeheartedly.
Since 2017, she has worked in social impact roles. She is the Social Editor at Feminist, the largest (6.2M followers on Instagram) women-owned media platform for women, girls, and gender-expansive people.
Maya is also the cofounder of Stories of Consent (SOC), a digital project sharing personal community-sourced stories about how affirmative consent looks and feels. In its first three months, SOC has collected 100+ stories of affirmative consent from individuals ranging in age from 15 to 35 in 9 countries, had their stories read by more than 300K people, and secured an international opportunity in Australia to lead consent education and policy research.
For her work, she was named a 2023 Estée Lauder Vital Voices Visionaries Fellow and 2023 Social Innovator of the Year.
At 18 years old, Maya helped formalize an environmental nonprofit and at 20 years old helped start an inclusive period care company that currently has products in 400+ Target stores nationwide. Now 22 years old, she is the Social Editor at Feminist, the largest (6.3M followers on Instagram) women-owned media platform for women, girls, and gender-expansive people. She is also the cofounder of Stories of Consent, a digital project sharing personal community-sourced stories about how affirmative consent looks and feels.
ADCOLOR FUTURE (2023) • Estée Lauder Vital Voices Visionaries Fellow (2023) • Social Innovator of the Year (2023) • MURALS winner for Service Learning & Leadership at CSU (2021) • Gurls Talk Ambassador (2021) • 25 Under 25 Social Entrepreneurs (2020) • Youth Expert (2019) • SOYP Youth Delegate (2019) • Girlboss Rally Game Changer (2019) • Environmental Excellence (2018)
Maya has spent the past five years leveraging her skills to advance projects she believes in wholeheartedly.
She has worked in social impact roles since 2017 leading digital strategy for initiatives including Intersectional Environmentalist, a climate justice nonprofit centering BIPOC and historically under-amplified voices; Emerging Radiance, a mural and AR experience that won Best Immersive Project at Tribeca in June 2022; the TOMFORD Plastic Innovation Prize powered by Lonely Whale, a $1.2M prize purse for alternatives to thin-film plastic.
Maya has worked with nonprofits, startups, and large companies in marketing, consulting, and outreach roles. She is a natural problem solver that brings creativity, integrity, and passion to every project she works on.
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears."
― Nelson Mandela
“Peace can exist only in the present moment."
― Thich Nhat Hanh
Since 2018, Maya has designed over 30 sites for a clientele of predominantly well-known GenZ leaders and purpose-driven organizations that are challenging the status quo in their industry. Her design for Climate Cardinals was featured in the Washington Post in April 2020.
"Maya is incredibly patient and flexible and makes sure it's just how you'd like it. She is also quick, diligent, and self starting."
-Deja Foxx, Founder of GenZ Girl Gang
"Maya is one of the most hardworking, passionate, and discipline individuals I have ever had the chance to work with."
-Nadya Okamoto, Founder of August
"Maya is a phenomenal website designer and is devoted to ensuring every client is happy with the final product!"
-Irene Franco Rubio, Writer
"Maya really listens. I definitely recommend working with her-- the process was very easy."
-Daniel Spurgeon, Writer & Creator
"She is such a kind, patient person and was able to take my vague idea and turn it into a colorful and fully functioning website."
-Sophia Kianni, Founder of Climate Cardinals