ABOUT

MISSION

 

The Parent Venture is a leading provider of professional parent and community  education in Silicon Valley. Since 2006, we have reached over 85,000 attendees on critical issues-–mental health, digital media, substance use, college planning, and more--that impact the health and well-being of children and teens.

 

Through high-quality presentations, workshops, and films, families acquire the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to support positive parenting practices.  

FOUNDERS

 

Charlene Margot, M.A., and Bev Hartman, M.A., became colleagues at Bing Nursery School, Department of Psychology, Stanford University. They share a deep commitment for children, families, and schools that motivates them to advance parent and community education. 

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CHARLENE MARGOT

Co-Founder and CEO

Charlene is co-founder and CEO of The Parent Venture and CSM Consulting, an educational consulting firm. Prior to establishing TPV, she founded The Parent Education Series, a provider of high-quality parent education in Silicon Valley. Charlene  previously consulted for IBM in educational software design. 

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BEV HARTMAN

Co-Founder and COO

Bev is co-founder and COO of The Parent Venture. Previously, she was Adjunct Faculty at Pacific Oaks College. Also, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Stanford University, an educator at Bing Nursery School, and founding director of The Bing Institute, an international learning center for parents and educators. 

BOARD MEMBERS

 
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CARRIE Du BOIS

Board Member

Carrie Du Bois has served as a school board trustee since 2005, and she is currently a member of the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees. She is a delegate to the California School Boards Association (CSBA), and a past president of the San Mateo County School Boards Association.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

 
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MADELINE LEVINE,

PhD

Psychologist, Consultant, Educator, Author

Psychologist, Consultant, Educator, Author

Co-Founder, Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education

Author, Ready Or Not: Preparing Our Kids To Thrive In An Uncertain And Rapidly Changing World

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KAREN LI,

MD

Director

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ERAN MAGEN,

PhD

CEO and Founder

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TAYLOR MARGOT,

JD

Legal Advisor 

CEO, Keys

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WILLIAM STIXRUD,

PHD

Clinical Neuropsychologist / Assistant Professor

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, George Washington University School of Medicine

Co-Author, The Self-Driven Child: The Science And Sense Of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives 

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MARIE VIOLET

Director

Director, Health & Wellness

Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital

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LEAH WEISS,

PhD, MSW

Co-Founder

Co-Founder, Skylyte

Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School
of Business

Founding Faculty of Stanford's Compassion Center

Author, How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind 

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IRMA ZOEPF,

MBA, CDE

Founder

Founder and Principal,

The Z Bridge, LLC