TURNING THE WORLD INSIDE OUT
WORLD INSIDE OUT IS A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION CREATED TO BRIDGE CULTURES BY HIGHLIGHTING THE WISDOM OF LOCAL CULTURES BY LEVERAGING THE POWER OF WORLD TRAVELERS.
Jerry McCann & Shahrzad Behzadian are the co-founders who came together in 2017 to blend their diverse backgrounds and experiences of people of the world to build peace through technology and community. Jerry came back to Silicon Valley after +20 years of peacebuilding in Kenya and Somaliland and his travels in more than 65 countries.
Shahrzad is born and raised in Iran, studied MBA in San Francisco. Previously, she served as an Entrepreneur in Resident at Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University. After her travels in Europe, Mexico, Middle East and Immigration to the United States, she realized the depth of similarities of people of the world despite the differences. She found that other travelers believed and embodied the same principle while building peace through travel stories they shared on social media.
Shar believes in the power of nomads in spreading the good in the world. She founded TravTribe to enable nomads to leverage their natural curiosity to connect with local creators, artists, and elders to introduce their rituals and wisdom to the people of the world. Shar also founded Bohoing to bring these rituals and wisdom into private gatherings and events thru experience design.
Previously, Shar was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University, where she directed the creation of startup incubator program for peace entrepreneurs. Prior, she founded SF Design Lab to cultivate design thinking while completing her MBA studies at San Francisco State University.
To turn the world inside out through the global citizen community by connecting, celebrating and mobilizing people of diverse cultures in unique ways that create a sense of belonging for each one in the community and promote lifestyle opportunities on a global scale.
"Traveling is only a metaphor for "stepping out of one's comfort zone". When one experiences life out of that zone, life begins. One starts to awaken to her inner enormous power which leads to creating an intentional life that may impact communities & create opportunities for others. Transformational travel enables the traveler to step our of her comfort zone to experience other tribes, their rituals and create intentional connections and experiences. By enabling transformational travel for more individuals, we can scale global citizenship and ignite awakening to our oneness, which can result in many opportunities such as educational exchange & new economical opportunities between tribes (nations)."
-Shahrzad Behzadian, CEO @ World Inside Out