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27 Aug

Tara Mccartney

Tara is an ex-corporate manager (Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom) turned social entrepreneur and progressive development specialist with multiple projects & companies based out of India. 

From basic services for the rural poor such as clean water, solar energy, menstrual hygiene products & profitable income generation such as social tourism via the non-profit United for Hope & its partner for-profit, Shakti Empowerment Solutions to ethical textile production for European retailers through her full- service agency, Fairfactia, Tara has extensive knowledge of the challenges & the opportunities of social entrepreneurship and progressive rural development in India.

A resident of India, holding an OCI card she has spent years living in some of India’s most challenging rural areas and is based primarily out of the Kushingar District, Eastern Uttar Pradesh. She firmly believes in living in the communities she and her team are trying to develop.

Her repertoire of engaging speaking, workshop & collaboration opportunities include:

  • Smart Villages in Rural India
  • Go-to-Market for Social Enterprises in Developing Markets
  • Involving men in Women’s Empowerment Projects
  • From Corporate Ladder to Indian Villages – a personal journey
  • Areas of WASH, Education, Menstrual Hygiene, Clean Energy, Women’s Empowerment and Ethical Textiles