Meena Harris is the ultimate multi-hyphenator. She is the New York Times bestselling author for her children’s book Kamala and Maya’s big idea, an esteemed lawyer and founder of the groundbreaking lifestyle brand Phenomenal. The brand was launched as a side project in 2016 and now includes Phenomenal Media and Phenomenal Productions, a women-run media brand and creative agency that supports under-represented communities through activism-focused campaigns and products. There’s a good chance you’ve seen the iconic Phenomenal Woman t-shirt, which was inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem. “Phenomenal woman“Along the way, the brand has attracted the attention of well-known celebrities, athletes, and thought leaders such as Serena Williams, Jessica Alba, Dwyane Wade, Issa Rae, and others, and helped drive more positive change. The brand has launched more successful campaigns, including # 1600Men, Phenomenal Voter, Phenomenally Black, Phenomenally Asian, and Phenomenally Latina.To say Harris is an influential voice today is an understatement.
But before Harris built the incredibly powerful platform, her dynamic career began in the early days of Facebook, where she worked in user operations and saw the small business take off in a flash. After about three years on Facebook, Harris graduated from Harvard Law School before becoming a clerk on the DC Court of Appeals and then a practicing attorney specializing in consumer protection, data, privacy, and cybersecurity – and she doesn’t stop there . Her previous career at Facebook, combined with her law degree, catapulted her into two key roles at emerging tech companies: Senior Policy Manager at Slack and then Head of Strategy and Leadership at Uber. Eventually Harris stepped down from Uber in 2020 to focus on her developing brand and released her second children’s book, Ambitious girlin 2021.
Switch to the latest Second Life Episode to hear how Harris was able to make great careers Hubs from technology to law to entrepreneurship, where she brings together her talents as a community organizer, brand builder and author have a positive impact on the community around them. Keep scrolling to buy the t-shirt that started it all and more.