Dr. Cheryl Saban is a writer, social activist, psychologist, philanthropist, and a Presidential appointee as Special Public Delegate to the United Nations for the 67th General Assembly. She is a well-known advocate for women and children, and also actively supports pediatric medical research, educational sponsorship, mentoring, and affordable health care. Cheryl Saban is the author of 14 books, including, What is your Self Worth? A Woman’s Guide to Validation, and most recently, Soul Sisters, the special relationship of Girlfriends. A frequent speaker on women’s issues, Saban advocates for women, children and socio-political issues on Twitter, and is a regular blogger for HuffingtonPost.com and Intent.com.
In conjunction with the release of What is Your Self Worth? A Woman’s Guide To Validation, Dr. Saban formed the non-profit The Women’s Self-Worth Foundation, and dedicated $10 million dollars to the empowerment, well-being, education, and healthcare of women and children both in the U.S. and abroad. So far, her Women’s Self-Worth Foundation has funded grants, or scheduled funding to: UN Women, Accion USA, Operation Homefront, the American Indian College Fund, Girls Inc., Girls Who Code, The Sherry Lansing Foundation’s Encorps Teacher’s STEM progams, Zahala Girls, The Cherie Blair Foundation, The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and more to come.
Dr. Saban is President of the Saban Family Foundation. Additionally, she is on the board of Trustees of Girl’s Inc., Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute, and The Saban Free Clinic – formerly known as, The Los Angeles Free Clinic. Other affiliations include The Everychild Foundation, and the Saban Center for Middle East Studies at the Brookings Institution. Previously she served as a Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles Commission for Children, Youth and Their Families; the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Universal Preschool; the Marc & Jane Nathanson Mental Health Resource Center at UCLA; and the Board of Overseers at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.
Dr. Saban’s other books include Soul Sisters the special relationship of Girlfriends, All about My Mother, Recipe for a Happy Life, New Mother’s Survival Guide, Miracle Child, Sins of the Mother, Griffin’s Play Group Series, 50 Ways to Save our Children, Recipe for a Good Marriage and Recipe for Good Parenting.
Cheryl Saban earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from California Coast University, and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Saban is the mother of four children, and the grandmother of four. She is married to Haim Saban, CEO of the Saban Capital group. She lives with her family in California.