Tara Spain Honored for Helping Empower Women Entrepreneurs
A Connecticut nonprofit that helps women build businesses has presented Tara N. Spain, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Travelers Foundation and Assistant Vice President, Community Relations for Travelers, with a 2021 Impact Award.
The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) recognized Tara for “fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion and social change at Travelers and beyond.” The organization recognized honorees at its annual luncheon in October.
Travelers has partnered with WBDC for a number of years. Last year, Travelers helped launch its Equity Match Fund, which was designed to bring equitable resources to women entrepreneurs throughout Connecticut during the pandemic.
“The decision to establish a relationship with WBDC was easy because their mission to support economic prosperity for women aligns well with the values of Travelers – and my own personal values,” says Tara, who has worked at Travelers for 16 years. “WBDC is driving a collective effort to reduce the barriers that women business owners face, and I am proud to partner with them and be recognized by them.”
Watch Tara’s remarks [34:44] in the video below.