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Vice President for Democracy, Rights and Justice at the Ford Foundation

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 Maya L. Harris Biography

An accomplished attorney, public policy advocate, and philanthropic leader, Maya Harris is an innovative voice in global efforts to expand equal opportunity, strengthen democracy and protect civil and human rights. Most recently, Harris served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, where she played a leading role in shaping Clinton’s domestic policy agenda.

Before joining the Clinton campaign, Harris was a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, focused on promoting policies that strengthen the U.S. economy and democracy through greater inclusion of women and people of color. While there, she authored Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate, documenting the current and increasingly future prominence of women of color in influencing political outcomes.

Prior to her appointment at the Center for American Progress, Harris served as the Vice President of Democracy, Rights and Justice at the Ford Foundation, one of the largest philanthropies in the world. At Ford, she led a global team in investing over $750 million to promote effective governance, increase democratic participation, and protect human rights. These investments included launching the Foundation’s first LGBT rights initiative, funding nationwide efforts to protect voting rights, supporting organizations in the Global South that are reshaping the global human rights agenda, and working to expand economic and political opportunities for women around the world.

Harris previously served as the Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California, where she led the litigation, public education, advocacy and grassroots organizing efforts of the nation's largest ACLU affiliate. During her tenure, she also helped lead five California statewide ballot initiative campaigns on issues ranging from racial and criminal justice to LGBT and reproductive rights. Prior to the ACLU, Harris conducted research and policy advocacy on community policing issues at PolicyLink, where she authored the publications Community-Centered Policing: A Force for Change and Organized for Change: The Activist’s Guide to Police Reform.

Harris has published commentary in numerous media outlets. She is also a contributing author to The Covenant with Black America, a collection of essays by African Americans which climbed to No. 1 on The New York Times best-seller list, and to The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, a groundbreaking report promoting modern solutions to help strengthen women’s economic security and the American economy.

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley and receiving her law degree with honors from Stanford Law School, Harris practiced law as a civil litigator. While in private practice, she also taught law school as an adjunct professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law and Lincoln Law School of San Jose. When faced with an academic crisis, Lincoln’s Board of Trustees recruited Harris to serve as Dean and Chief Executive Officer, making her one of the nation’s youngest law school deans at age 29. As Dean, Harris recruited new faculty, revamped the core curriculum, renewed the school's state bar accreditation, and moved and upgraded the law school campus.

Harris is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the board of the Apollo Theater Foundation.

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Maya L. Harris

Vice President for Democracy, Rights and Justice at the Ford Foundation

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Maya L. Harris Biography

An accomplished attorney, public policy advocate, and philanthropic leader, Maya Harris is an innovative voice in global efforts to expand equal opportunity, strengthen democracy and protect civil and human rights. Most recently, Harris served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, where she played a leading role in shaping Clinton’s domestic policy agenda.

Before joining the Clinton campaign, Harris was a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, focused on promoting policies that strengthen the U.S. economy and democracy through greater inclusion of women and people of color. While there, she authored Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate, documenting the current and increasingly future prominence of women of color in influencing political outcomes.

Prior to her appointment at the Center for American Progress, Harris served as the Vice President of Democracy, Rights and Justice at the Ford Foundation, one of the largest philanthropies in the world. At Ford, she led a global team in investing over $750 million to promote effective governance, increase democratic participation, and protect human rights. These investments included launching the Foundation’s first LGBT rights initiative, funding nationwide efforts to protect voting rights, supporting organizations in the Global South that are reshaping the global human rights agenda, and working to expand economic and political opportunities for women around the world.

Harris previously served as the Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California, where she led the litigation, public education, advocacy and grassroots organizing efforts of the nation's largest ACLU affiliate. During her tenure, she also helped lead five California statewide ballot initiative campaigns on issues ranging from racial and criminal justice to LGBT and reproductive rights. Prior to the ACLU, Harris conducted research and policy advocacy on community policing issues at PolicyLink, where she authored the publications Community-Centered Policing: A Force for Change and Organized for Change: The Activist’s Guide to Police Reform.

Harris has published commentary in numerous media outlets. She is also a contributing author to The Covenant with Black America, a collection of essays by African Americans which climbed to No. 1 on The New York Times best-seller list, and to The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, a groundbreaking report promoting modern solutions to help strengthen women’s economic security and the American economy.

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley and receiving her law degree with honors from Stanford Law School, Harris practiced law as a civil litigator. While in private practice, she also taught law school as an adjunct professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law and Lincoln Law School of San Jose. When faced with an academic crisis, Lincoln’s Board of Trustees recruited Harris to serve as Dean and Chief Executive Officer, making her one of the nation’s youngest law school deans at age 29. As Dean, Harris recruited new faculty, revamped the core curriculum, renewed the school's state bar accreditation, and moved and upgraded the law school campus.

Harris is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the board of the Apollo Theater Foundation.

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  • How to book Maya L. Harris?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Maya L. Harris for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Maya L. Harris, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Maya L. Harris or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Maya L. Harris?

    Booking fees for Maya L. Harris, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maya L. Harris, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Maya L. Harris?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maya L. Harris for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maya L. Harris for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Maya L. Harris or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Maya L. Harris or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Maya L. Harris is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Maya L. Harris for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Maya L. Harris generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Donna Brazile, Ilyasah Shabazz, Nikki Giovanni, Bakari Sellers and Julianne Malveaux. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maya L. Harris for an upcoming event.

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    Maya Harris Keynote Address at NASALSA Conference

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