Born in Iran and raised in U.S., Homa Tavangar has lived on four continents, has heritage in four world religions, is married and the mother of three daughters. Homa is the author of best-selling Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House), and co-author of five books for educators, among her publications. Her latest project is Global Kids, a colorful activity deck exposing children to cultures of the world and global mindsets. She serves as an adviser on culture, education and unconscious bias to NBC-Universal, Disney Channel and Empatico.org, and works with a wide range of K-12 schools and companies on optimizing learning, empathy, diversity, inclusion, innovation, and global competence. A former Visiting Scholar and current adviser at the University of Pennsylvania, she has served as Education Adviser to Barefoot Books, Quiet Revolution, Lincoln Financial Foundation, National Education Association Foundation, KidsHealth, and the Pulitzer Center, among others. Her training programs include OnenessLab, the Big Questions Institute and Global + Cultural Competence. A graduate of UCLA and Princeton University, she spent the first two decades of her career working in international economic development for organizations ranging from port authorities to the World Bank and USAID. She currently serves on the Board of International School Services and the Tahirih Justice Center, the leading U.S. organization serving immigrant women and girls fleeing violence.
Homa Sabet Tavangar, Global Education & Inclusion Adviser/Author
Global Kids – New Release! See coverage from WHYY/NPR and UPWORTHY
Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House)
The Global Education Toolkit; Take-Action Guide to World Class Learners, Books 1, 2, 3 (with Yong Zhao)
Series Consultant, Nina’s World, NBC/Sprout TV (Common Sense Media review here) & Disney Channel
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