In the past fifty years, Maye has started her nutrition business in eight cities and three countries through speaking, consulting, counseling, writing and media work. It was never easy to start over, but each move was worth the effort.
Maye also has a second career. She has been modeling since the age of 15, and this continued unexpectedly and consistently. Then, in her 60s, she had four billboards in Times Square and appeared on magazine covers such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Sports Illustrated and Harpers Bazaar. In her 70s, she was a Covergirl for four years and then a Dior Beauty Ambassador, giving her the title of “Supermodel.”
She now focuses on speaking engagements as her book, A Woman Makes A Plan, Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty and Success, is a bestseller and translated into thirty languages. It is available in over one hundred countries.
She continues to give presentations on entrepreneurship, aging, gender equality, single parenting, overcoming challenges, confidence and health at conferences, events and universities, inspiring audiences worldwide.
Her work takes her to many cities where she learns about different cultures and shares her experiences. She speaks Afrikaans fluently, and functional Dutch, French and German, often doing interviews in these languages.
That’s why her motto is #ItsGreatToBe75 🙂
Maye is represented by CAA Fashion and CAA Speakers. See below.
Maye supports non-profit biggreen.org as eating more fruits and vegetables leads to better health.
BIG GREEN’S GARDENS, GRANTS, AND COMMUNITY GATHERINGS MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR MORE PEOPLE TO START GROWING FOOD EVERY DAY.