Tara Abrahams is the Deputy Director of Girl Rising, a global movement to educate and empower girls, at the center of which is an innovative feature film, Girl Rising. In her capacity as deputy director, Tara currently leads Girl Rising’s expansion into India, Nigeria, and Democratic Republic of Congo, in order to raise broad awareness about the power of girls’ education and to create lasting change through targeted community interventions.
Tara began her career in the nonprofit sector as the founding New York director of Health Leads (formerly Project HEALTH), an organization that mobilizes undergraduate volunteers to partner with urban hospitals and implement programs that will improve the health of low-income children and families. Tara has served as managing director at Acelero Learning, a company that works in partnership with Head Start programs to improve early childhood education for low-income children, and as a consultant at The Bridgespan Group, a firm that works with nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to develop strategies and build organizations that inspire and accelerate social change. Prior to her role with Girl Rising, Tara was the founding director at the Maverick Capital Foundation, a philanthropic organization focused on education and youth development.
Tara graduated from Harvard College and completed her MBA at the Harvard Business School. She serves as a board member of the Harvard Alumni Association and is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. She lives in New York City with her husband, Riad, and two daughters, Serena and India.