The Parent Venture is a leading provider of inclusive, high-quality parent and community education in Silicon Valley and beyond. Since 2006, we have reached over 150,000 attendees on critical issues-–mental health, digital media, substance use, and more--that impact the health and well-being of children and teens.
Through inclusive, high-quality presentations, workshops, and films, families acquire the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to support positive parenting practices.
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.
Co-Founder and CEO
Charlene is co-founder and CEO of The Parent Venture, a leading provider of inclusive, high-quality parent and community education in Silicon Valley and beyond. She is founder of The Parent Education Series, a program of nonprofit The Parent Venture, now in its 18th year. Charlene previously consulted for IBM in educational software design, and taught at Bing Nursery School, laboratory preschool for the Psychology Department at Stanford University.
Co-Founder and CCO
Bev is co-founder and CCO of The Parent Venture and serves on the Board of Friends Nursery School. Previously, she was Adjunct Faculty at Pacific Oaks College. Also, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Stanford University, educator and administrator at Bing Nursery School, and founding director of The Bing Institute, an international learning center for parents and educators.
CARRIE Du BOIS