Tara Abrahams is a managing director in Arabella’s New York office. Tara leads the firm’s work with corporate partners across a broad range of issues, from education to health care to the environment, with a special interest in advancing women’s and girl’s issues. Tara also has significant experience working with institutional foundations and individual philanthropists.
Prior to joining Arabella, Tara served as a managing director of VOW, an initiative to end child marriage around the world. In that role, she led the startup phase for a new campaign and consumer brand that mobilizes the wedding industry to join the movement to end child marriage, in partnership with leading brands, the media, influencers, and the public.
Tara began her work in girls’ education and women’s empowerment as the deputy director and president of Girl Rising, a global campaign and feature film that reached millions of viewers and activists around the world. She then went on to advise organizations such as Girls Who Code, the International Center for Research on Women, and the Girls Opportunity Alliance at the Obama Foundation. She also served as executive director of The Girl Project at Glamour.
Tara is the board chair of She’s the First, an organization that teams up with local organizations to fight for a world where every girl chooses her own future. She also serves as a trustee of The Brearley School in Manhattan.
Tara graduated with honors from Harvard College and completed her MBA at the Harvard Business School, where she received the Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship for outstanding contributions to the nonprofit sector. As an active member of the Harvard Alumni Association, Tara leads local and international efforts related to women’s empowerment.
Tara lives in New York City and Connecticut with her husband and three children.