Founder of The Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women and Girls
Books authored by Dr. Cheryl Saban

Dr. Cheryl Saban is an author, social activist for Gender Equality, psychologist, philanthropist, and a Presidential appointee as Special Public Delegate to the United Nations for the 67th General Assembly.


In addition to advocating for women and children, she also supports ERA, affordable healthcare, STEM Education, Mentoring, and works actively to help get more women into government and decision-making positions. Cheryl Saban is the author of 14 books, including “What is your Self Worth? A Woman’s Guide to Validation”, and most recently, a book about Grandparents. Cheryl is a frequent speaker on women’s issues, a regular blogger on Tumblr and Huffington Post, and uses her strong voice to support women and girls on Twitter and other social media outlets as well.


Dr. Saban formed the non-profit The Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women and Girls in 2009, and dedicated $13 million dollars to the empowerment and equality of women and girls in the U.S.and abroad by granting funds to organizations that support education, health, advocacy, and financial independence.

Dr. Saban is on the board of Trustees of Girl’s Inc., The Clinton Foundation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Saban Research Institute, and The Saban Free Clinic of Los Angeles. Other affiliations include The Everychild Foundation, and the Saban Forum 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

  • The Board of Overseers at the Keck School of Medicine at USC


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 proud mother of four children and the grandmother of four. She is happily married to Haim Saban, CEO of the Saban Capital group, and lives with her family in California.



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