Grooming Life-long Learners – The Homer App: A conversation with Stephanie Dua
Stephanie Dua is mother to three kind and brilliant daughters. She is an education entrepreneur and the co-founder and president of HOMER, the only early learning program proven to increase reading scores with just 15 minutes a day.
Stephanie launched HOMER after struggling to find tools to help her own daughter learn to read despite being surrounded by some of the leading minds in education. HOMER raised $50 million from the biggest names in education and entertainment, including Sesame Workshop, LEGO Ventures and Gymboree Music and Play.
Before HOMER, Stephanie served as CEO for the New York City Education Department’s Fund for Public Schools, a senior advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. She’s a graduate of UCLA and the Harvard Kennedy School.
She joins us today to share her journey to launching HOMER and her love of bringing learning to others.