Sangita Patel [ CEO - LeVar Burton Kids ]
Sangita Patel is an entrepreneur, executive life-long learner and advocate for education and literacy. She is currently the CEO of LeVar Burton Kids (formerly the home of Reading Rainbow), which exists to ignite a child's curiosity to explore the world through an extensive library of books and video field trips starring LeVar Burton.
Sangita holds a J.D. / Law Degree from University of Illinois at Chicago, The John Marshall Law School, and has had an illustrious career. She published & edited LeVar Burton’s first children’s book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, and navigated the literal storm of event leading up to the book's launch, including negotiating relationships with > 20 leading children's publishing companies including National Geographic, Encyclopedia Britannica, Abrams, Little Brown, Holiday House, and more.
September 26th, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 47 mins
america, brene brown, ceo, culture, education, humanity, leadership, levar burton, politics, race, reading rainbow, society, world
Live in Los Angeles, California (well, Orange County actually) Anuj Rastogi sits down with Sangita Patel, entrepreneur, tech leader and the CEO of LeVar Burton Kids. Sangita shares her jouney in America, finding a place in a world that was only black or white, and what she's learned in her remarkable life and career. Sangita also shares her journey working with one of the most inspiring men in the world, LeVar Burton, and the journey from Reading Rainbow to LeVar Burton Kids. The conversation wanders through race, society, the American dream, and what we can learn from our kids, as well as what we can do to shape the world through dialogue, books, literature and sharing the human experience through art that reflects the world.