Homa S. Tavangar
Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House), hailed by national education and business leaders and media ranging from Dr. Jane Goodall to the BBC, NBC, ABC, Washington Post.com, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Boston Globe, PBS, Scholastic, Parents Magazine, Rodale, and many more.
Her work is sparking initiatives to help audiences from CEOs to Kindergartners learn and thrive in a global context – and have fun along the way. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and is a contributor to the Huffington Post, PBS, SproutTV, Momsrising, GOOD, Ashoka's Start Empathy initiative and Edutopia, among other media, and a sought-after speaker and trainer around global citizenship, parenting, globalizing curriculum, empathy and inclusion. She is co-author of the forthcoming The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin, 2014) and contributor to Mastering Global Literacy, edited by Heidi Hayes-Jacobs (Solution Tree, 2013).
Homa has 20 years' experience in global competitiveness, organizational, business and international development with hundreds of businesses, non-profit agencies, governments and international organizations. She is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She speaks four languages and her religious heritage includes four of the world's major faiths. She has served on various non-profit Boards, including, currently on the Board of Directors of the Tahirih Justice Center, a national leader protecting immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. She is married and the mother of three.