Leanne A. Grossman is a travel and non-fiction writer who has documented women’s concerns and perspectives in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. She is a founding trustee and advisor to Girl Child Network Worldwide, an innovative girls empowerment model initiated in Zimbabwe, which turns victims of sexual abuse into survivors and leaders. She is the former director of communications of The Global Fund for Women. She currently serves on the board of Crude Accountability and is an advisor to TimetoGetSmarter.Com, which calls for a green economic recovery in the US. Leanne received a B.A. in criminology at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned an M.A. in international policy studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Leanne loves playing the West African djembe, finding adventure in wild places, and tending the garden at her home in Oakland, California, USA.