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Co-Founder and CEO

Charlene Margot is a Palo Alto native and lifelong advocate of children, schools, and families. She is the co-founder and CEO of nonprofit The Parent Venture, a leading provider of inclusive, high-quality parent and community education, and founder of The Parent Education Series. Charlene began her career in education at the laboratory school for the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, and as a consultant to IBM in educational software development.


She is the former Board Chair at Challenge Success, Stanford, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of The Riley Project and the Executive Board of the Wellness Advisory Council in the Sequoia Union High School District. Charlene holds a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and a Master’s in Education from SJSU with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development. She lives in Menlo Park with her partner and is the proud mom of two young adults and one new grandchild!

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