“When you walk into her classroom, it feels like you’re a part of her family for the hour.”

– 4th Grade Student


       “The group found the lesson very useful and at least one staff member stated that she would continue her resume revision after the day-long training.”

- Corporate Client

“Maya encouraged and empowered the students to participate and she delivered a message at their level.” – K-12 Educator


Maya Washington has delivered dynamic keynotes, workshops, and presentations to thousands of students, educators and corporate executives throughout the United States.  Her passion for making a difference in the world through award-winning, cutting-edge content, catered to the needs of target audiences of all ages, cultures, and career levels, allows her to directly impact the lives of others, one audience at a time!

Maya is also available as a Keynote, Mistress of Ceremonies or Trainer at your next event! Recent organizations have included the Perlman Foundation, Girls Inc., Success Beyond the Classroom Young Author’s Conference, Cal State San Bernardino and Youth Performance Company.

Maya has continued collaborated with, or is currently creating content for the following organizations:

The National Society of Leadership and Success

Maya  is a Content Consultant and Special Projects Manager for the National Society of Leadership and Success. The Society is the nation’s largest leadership honor society.  Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential.  Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.  With 554 chapters, the Society currently has 702,701 members nationwide. In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online.  Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country.  Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume.


Minnesota State Arts Board

0_0_0_0_61_98_csupload_18588954Maya is a Roster Artist on the Minnesota State Arts Board Arts In Education Roster of Artists.  The artists in this roster have been chosen through a juried review process based on both their artistic skills and their ability to teach students. From traditional to fine arts, the roster includes a wide range of artistic disciplines for residency possibilities. This work focuses on theatre, writing and performing arts workshops for K-12 classrooms and school groups in Minnesota.


Rave Seminars

Rave SeminarsRAVE! Seminars is a professional speaking and training company specializing in leadership, diversity and teamwork. They are experts in creating experiences that make learning stick! Maya has been a Content Contributor, Staff Coordinator, and Trainer with RAVE! Seminars for over two years. With RAVE! She has worked with clients such as Monster.Com, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Contact RAVE! Seminars for your next large-scale corporate or institutional event.