Storyteller: Homa Sabet Tavangar
As a parent raising children during such times of flux, I was looking for a book that would make sense of the intersection of globalization, education and parenting, and offer thoughtful, practical tools. I didn’t find that book, so I set out to write it. The result is Growing Up Global,” Homa explained. Since the successful release of “Growing Up Global: Raising Children to be At Home in the World,” Homa Sabet Tavangar has been recognized as a leading voice among parents, educators, business leaders, the media and non-profit organizations in building understanding of global citizenship, its nuances and its practicalities.
A special thank you to Homa Sabet Tavangar, our May 2013 Night Out With Meaning Storyteller!
Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of the widely-acclaimed, Random House/Ballantine Books release, Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World, named a “Best New Parenting Book” by Scholastic Parent & Child magazine, and 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, Parents Magazine, Rodale Press, FoxNews.com, the Huffington Post and many more. Her book is sparking initiatives across the U.S. to help audiences from CEOs to Kindergartners learn and thrive in a global context – and have fun along the way.
She has worked with organizations ranging from the World Bank and USAID to Education First (EF), PBS Parents, Sprout TV, Kidshealth.org, and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, PBS, Momsrising, GOOD, and various education sites, among other media, and a sought-after speaker around global citizenship, parenting, globalizing curriculum and creating inclusive working and learning environments. She is a contributor to a new book by educator Heidi Hayes-Jacobs on new literacies, and is working on two new books.
Prior to turning her sights to global education and parenting, Homa spent 20 years working in global competitiveness, organizational, business and international development with hundreds of businesses, non-profit agencies, governments and international organizations. Born in Iran, she also has lived in East and West Africa, South America and throughout the U.S. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA and holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from 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 is married and the mother of three girls ages 9, 17 and 19, an active volunteer in her local community near Philadelphia and serves on the boards of several international organizations.