Maya L. Harris

Maya L. Harris

Keynote Speaker: Influential Voice at the Intersection of Politics, Public Policy & Civil Rights; Former Campaign Chairwoman for Kamala Harris's 2020 Presidential Bid

Maya L. Harris Biography

Maya Harris has been an influential voice at the intersection of politics, public policy and civil rights for over two decades. A lawyer, policy advocate, speaker and writer, Harris has helped shape the national dialogue about some of the most defining issues of our time. Her work has emphasized racial and gender justice, promoting policies that strengthen the U.S. economy and democracy through greater inclusion of women and people of color, particularly women of color.

A senior advisor to two historic U.S. presidential candidates, Harris served as Senior Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign, where she led a team of policy experts to help develop Clinton’s domestic policy agenda. Harris was also Clinton’s representative for the development of the 2016 Democratic Party Platform, considered the most progressive party platform in the Democratic Party’s history. Most recently, Harris served as Campaign Chairperson for her sister, Sen. Kamala Harris, during her 2020 presidential primary campaign and, during the general election, served as a national surrogate for the Biden-Harris ticket.

While a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Harris authored the groundbreaking report, Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate, documenting the prominence of women of color, especially Black women, in influencing political outcomes.

Harris previously served as the Vice President of Democracy, Rights & Justice and an Officer of the Ford Foundation, one of the largest philanthropies in the world. Managing a global team, Harris directed over $750 million in investments aimed at promoting effective governance, increasing democratic participation, and advancing civil and human rights around the world. These investments included launching Ford’s first LGBT rights initiative, fueling nationwide efforts to protect voting rights, and working to expand economic and political opportunities for women.

Before joining the Ford Foundation, Harris was the Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California, the nation's largest ACLU affiliate, where she led a multidisciplinary team of lawyers, advocates, organizers, communications, development and operations professionals to safeguard civil rights and civil liberties in the most diverse and populous state. Among her legal and advocacy work, Harris served as lead counsel in League of Women Voters v. McPherson restoring voting rights of over 100,000 Californians, authored Making Every Vote Count: Reforming Felony Disenfranchisement Policies and Practices in California, and helped lead five statewide ballot initiative campaigns on issues ranging from racial and criminal justice to LGBT and reproductive rights.

Harris joined the ACLU from PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity. There, she conducted research and policy advocacy on policing issues and authored Community-Centered Policing: A Force for Change and Organized for Change: The Activist’s Guide to Police Reform.

An advocate for criminal justice reform throughout her career, Harris was a contributing author to the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Covenant with Black America. Her 2006 essay warned that “the mass incarceration of Black people in America is a real and present danger” and argued “any solution to the growing crisis of mass Black incarceration must begin with focusing on how our communities, especially our youth, are policed.”

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, and successfully renewed the school's state bar accreditation.

Harris was an on-air political and legal analyst for MSNBC, and has published commentary on race, gender and politics in numerous media outlets including The Atlantic, Women’s Health Magazine, and CNN.com. She has been profiled in The New Yorker, Washington Post, and O The Oprah Magazine, among other publications, and serves on the Board of Directors of Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Harris lives between California and New York with her husband, has a phenomenal daughter, and spends every free minute with her two perfect grandbabies.

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Maya L. Harris Videos

Maya Harris Keynote Address at NASALSA Conference
Maya Harris Keynote Address at NASALSA Conference
Women in the World 2012: Women in Justice
Women in the World 2012: Women in Justice

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 including Diversity, Black Heritage and Law. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. 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 Nikki Giovanni, Tamika D. Mallory and Donna Brazile. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maya L. Harris for an upcoming event.

Maya L. Harris Videos

Maya Harris Keynote Address at NASALSA Conference
Maya Harris Keynote Address at NASALSA Conference
Women in the World 2012: Women in Justice
Women in the World 2012: Women in Justice

Maya L. Harris Reviews

  • It was a tremendous experience working with Maya and I cannot express my gratitude enough. We are getting extremely positive feedback from members on her speech and willingness to come to Kansas. My experience with the AAE Team was beyond professional across the board. They went above and beyond to assist my organization with every step of the process from making an appropriate and tailored offer to Maya Harris to making sure that everything went to plan and handling logistics issues that arose during the conference itself. I would love to work with them again.
    Kansas Women Attorneys Association - Jul 23 2018

  • Was a good experience overall and I will probably use the services again.
    Children's Services Council of Broward County - Feb 22 2017

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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 including Diversity, Black Heritage and Law. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. 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 Nikki Giovanni, Tamika D. Mallory and Donna Brazile. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maya L. Harris for an upcoming event.

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