Who is Meena Harris: Activities, Business, Biography, Family and Personal Profile
|Who is Meena Harris: Business, Brand, Biography and Personal Profiles, Images|
Meena Harris, Niece of Vice President Kamala Harris, has capitalised on the name, imagery, history and political slogans of Kamala Harris for her own benefit, as she has used them on her videos, clothes, books and designer headphones.
The White House has come out and stated that Vice President Kamala Harris' name will not be permitted to be used in conjunction with any commercial endeavors that could be seen as having her support, after a report said lawyers told her niece Meena Harris to stop using her name to help her brand.
Biden's transition team lawyers have reminded Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' niece, Meena, that she can't profit off her famous aunt's image, after she unveiled a collaboration between her company and Beats By Dre.
Who is Meena Harris - Biography and Personal Profile
Meena Harris is the daughter of Kamala Harris' sister, Maya.
Lawyer Meena Harris was born on 20-10-1984 in Oakland in the state of California, United States. She is an American Lawyer, Writer, Author, Activist, CEO & Founder of Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign & Phenomenal Girl.
Meena Harris Career
Meena Harris completed her secondary education at the Local School of Oakland, California. She attended the University of Standford for her graduation degree. Then jumped to Harward Law School to receive her J.D degree. As a professional lawyer, she always participated in campaigns that fight for democracy's rights.
In 2017, she established the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign that works for women's rights and makes people aware of social issues. The campaign also works for criminal justice reform, educational activities, policy problems, reproductive health, gender equality, and political agendas. Many famous personalities support her in this campaign named Tracee Ellis Rose, Lizzo, Cecile Richards, Janelle Monae, Serena William, and others.
Recently, the founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign released her first book for children based on her mother Maya Harris and aunt Kamala Harris's personal life in 2020. Which is published by HarperCollins (renowned companies which publish content worldwide). Meena also worked as a personal lawyer for Uber, Facebook, and Slack Technologies.
"I grew up surrounded by these strong, brilliant women who showed me what it meant to show up in the world with purpose and intention," Meena told Glamour earlier this year. "I just idolized them—these incredible women who were all around me." At just 36 years old, the Harvard-educated lawyer is the founder and CEO of Phenomenal (a female-powered organization that brings awareness to various social causes), a best-selling children's book author (she published Ambitious Girlon January 19 and Kamala and Maya's Big Idea last year), and is the mother of two young daughters herself.
Meena Harris Family
She was born to Maya Harris, an American lawyer. In 1984, during her senior year of high school, Maya Harris became pregnant—a part of her life that she’s private about. On October 20, which also happens to be her older sister's birthday, she gave birth to her daughter, Meena.
A single mom, Maya stayed home while getting her undergraduate degree at the University of California-Berkeley and putting herself through Stanford Law School—which allowed Meena to spend lots of quality time with her grandmother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who taught her many of the same lessons that she previously instilled in Maya and Kamala. (One example: You may be the first, but don't be the last.) "She was deliberate, and I know this may seem cliché, but she was deliberate about teaching us that we could be anything, that we could do anything," Maya told Glamour. "And we were really made to believe that."
Tony West (attorney) is her step-father. The American politician Kamala Harris is her aunt and Douglas Emhoff is her uncle. Donald Harris, an economist is her grandfather. Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a biomedical scientist was her grandmother who died on 11-02-2009.
She is married to Nikolas Ajagu. Together the couple is blessed with two daughters. Not only is Meena an entrepreneur, attorney, author, and founder, but she's also the mother of two adorable daughters—who are both under the age of five.
|Meena Harris with her husband Nikolas Ajagu, and daughters Amara (left) and Leela|
Meena Harris Age, Birthday
37 years, 3 months, 27 days old age Meena Harris will turn 37 on 20 October, 2021.
Facts & Secrets about Meena Harris
- Meena Harris is the doer of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign which is established in 2017 and a professional lawyer from the United States.
- Recently, she published her first Children's book in 2020 based on the life of her aunt Kamala Harris (Vice President of the United States) and mother Maya Harris.
- She launch her new book "Ambitious Girl" in 2021.
- Ms. Harris also worked as a Head of Strategy & Leadership officer at Uber Vehicles.
- She is going to launch her new studio "Phenomenal Productions" with Mr. Brad Jenkins ( American Producer & Managing Director) in December 2020.
Meena Harris meddles in India's internal affairs
Young Harris recently came under fire for attempting to call out the Indian government over the farmers' stir. Her reaction on the farmers' protest at the time when Rihanna, Greta Thunberg, and other global celebs had entered the row had raised heckles, coming as it did from a vocal family member of the new US administration's second-highest-ranked official.
Even before her aunt won the US elections in tandem with now US President Joe Biden, she was criticised for an infamous post on Navratri where she had distorted a picture of Goddess Durga and added a 'Navratri is Lit' line.
Images of Meena Harris Profile
|A young Meena Harris, with (from left) her mother Maya Harris, grandmother Shyamala Gopalan Harris, and aunt Kamala Harris Courtesy Meena Harris|
|White House lawyers tell Meena Harris to stop using the name of her aunt Kamala Harris for personal benefit|
|Meena Harris attends the We Vote Next Summit event presented by Eighteen X 18 at TOMS Corporate Office on Sept. 29, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)|
|The founder and CEO of Phenomenal |
In the wake of the 2016 election, after working as a senior adviser on policy and communications for her aunt's U.S. Senate race, Meena started what was then considered a small side project: Inspired by the famous Maya Angelou poem, she printed tees that said "Phenomenal Woman."
She thought she'd sell a couple hundred and donate the profits to organizations like Planned Parenthood and Girls Who Code. But on the first day, she sold 2,500. "Like a lot of people, in that moment I found myself wondering what I personally could do to lift up women, make my voice heard, and support issues I cared about," Meena told People in an interview this summer. "It was never supposed to be anything more than a side project...but it's really gratifying to pour your heart and soul into something, work your ass off, and see it in the world embraced by the communities it's intended for."
In the four years since, her T-shirt business has grown into the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, which not only sells tees, but also sweatshirts, hats, leggings, socks, and bodysuits—all of which raise awareness around issues that affect underrepresented communities with celebratory sayings like "Phenomenally Latina," "Phenomenally Indigenous,""Phenomenally Human," "Phenomenal Mother," and "Black Lives Matter" to name a few.
Meena Harris Busines and Activities
Meena Harris has capitalised on the name, imagery, history and political slogans of Kamala Harris for her own benefit, as she has used them on her videos, clothes, books and designer headphones. She also runs a company that sells T-shirts and sweatshirts with messages on various causes, which are often worn by celebrities, photos of which are subsequently posted on Meena’s Instagram, TikTok and other social media accounts, along with her photos with Kamala Harris.
Now her these activities have become a source of concern for the Vice President’s aides. One White House official, who didn’t want to be named, said, “Some things can’t be undone. That being said: Behavior needs to change.”
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had campaigned against Donald Trump citing his and his family members’ businesses, and now it is felt that they the current government will face the similar criticism. President is already under cloud for the dealings of his son, and the new team certainly don’t want more questions thrown at them.
Although Meena Harris is not accused of any legal crime, the issue is more about optics. Meena Harris told The Los Angeles Times, in a statement released by a PR firm: 'Since the beginning of the campaign, I have insisted on upholding all legal and ethical standards and will continue to strictly adhere to the ethics rules of the Biden/Harris White House. With regards to Phenomenal, it was always our plan to remove the likeness of the Vice President from the website before the Inauguration, and refrain from using her likeness in any products or campaigns going forward.'
After Biden and Harris won the election, Meena was told she could no longer produce clothing or write new books with her aunt's name or likeness.
The Vice President’s office has also issued a statement on the issue: “The Vice President and her family will uphold the highest ethical standards and it’s the White House’s policy that the Vice President’s name should not be used in connection with any commercial activities that could reasonably be understood to imply an endorsement or support.”
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