Tanya Monsef

Tanya Monsef

Advisor on Community Impacts

Tanya brings extensive knowledge of the impact climate has on marginalized communities which she puts to use designing and leading global programs to advance the economic empowerment of women while serving as a professor in the Business School at Santa Clara University.

BASE San Francisco Bay Area


Ms Monsef is Dean’s Executive Professor, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University (SCU), CA were she designs and leads global programs (in country) to advance the economic empowerment of women. Tanya has extensive knowledge of the impact that climate has on marginalized communities and recognizes the power that businesses have to mitigate that impact. She has worked with leaders from 40+ countries.

Tanya brings her business knowledge having worked for 25+ years in Silicon Valley high-tech, startups, and non-profit businesses in the areas of finance, marketing, and strategy. She believes strongly in the power of authentic leadership as a tool to transform the world.


  • Community Impacts and Engagement
  • Organizational Readiness
  • Empowering Women
  • Corporate Strategy


Tanya Monsef Bunger: The Value of Global Citizenship, Voices of Santa Clara Podcast, April 2019

It’s Time to Close the Gender Gap – But How?, Illuminate, March 2016

Appointments, Awards, and Degrees


Co-Founder of SF Turkish Women’s International Network chapter
Advisory Board for My Own Business Institute Program,
Director Global Fellows program at SCU
Former Board Chair Women’s Global Leadership Network

Certificates and Awards

Silicon Valley Woman of Influence Award
Women Leaders for the World


Santa Clara University, B.S. Finance