Keynote for Future Leaders Forum for Young Women: “Overcoming the Myth of the Perfect Girl”

Capital One | Richmond, VA
Saturday, March 18, 2017Details

In their efforts to juggle schoolwork and extracurriculars, family life and social lives, as well as relationships online and IRL (in the real world), many girls begin to lose sight of who they really are, and instead work overtime to please others. Ana Homayoun presents advice which empowers young women to discover what true success and happiness means to them, and how they can work to achieve their goals.

What’s Your Social Media Camp Policy: Promoting a Safe Community Online and IRL

American Camp Association National Conference | Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What is your camp’s social media policy? What can be posted and where? How do you address parent concerns, and parents who step over the line? What guidelines are in place for counselors? For campers? Noted author Ana Homayoun highlights the latest trends in social media, and provides strategies around developing an effective social media policy.

Navigating New Beginnings: Training New Counselors Afraid of Making Mistakes

American Camp Association National Conference | Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday, February 22, 2017Details

Today’s newest counselors are often grappling with a fear of failure and perfectionist culture that prevents them from taking healthy risks as an opportunity for growth and development. Noted author Ana Homayoun describes the root causes of the perfectionist culture, and how to use staff training and ongoing support to develop resilient leaders. She provides practical strategies to develop staff training that re-defines failure, promotes healthy risk taking, and addresses underlying anxiety.

“Ana is a dynamic, engaging speaker who accurately portrays the challenges teens face in a 24/7 digital world.”


Dean of Students, St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA