Tara is flying solo!

Tara Sherry-Torres is inspired by entrepreneurship, and she channels this through her everyday life. She shares her experiences and stories that helped her to pursue dreams, be authentic, be unapologetic, and learn to move on and reinvent. She’s learned a few things along the way and leaves us with a call for action.

About the speaker

Tara Sherry-Torres, MSW is an organizer, event planner, and social worker. For over 15 years Tara has been working in community based organizations, economic development, hospitality and social enterprises in New York City and Pittsburgh, PA. In. 2014, Tara founded her own social enterprise, Cafe Con Leche. Cafe Con Leche is an award winning event production and media company focusing on cultivating healing, joyful spaces using art, entertainment, and media. A creative hostess at heart, Tara continues to produce her own art and food events.

As a dynamic speaker, facilitator, and consultant, Tara helps you tap into your own creative power in order to heal and create balance through focusing on what’s most important: communication, a plan of action, and quality relationships. In 2015, Tara was a featured panelist on NPR’s “Going There With Michele Martin”.

Tara received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Puerto Rican & Latino studies from Brooklyn College and a Master of Social Work from The University of Pittsburgh. She previously worked at The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, as a bilingual troop organizer, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, where she spearheaded a two year engagement process for the neighborhood master plan, and RightRides for Women’s Safety where she organized free late night rides for queer, trans, and genderqueer individuals.

As a regular contributor to Hip Latina magazine, La Jornada Latina, and Visit Pittsburgh’s blog, Tara’s articles focus on inspiring people to live their best life. Tara currently sits on the board of the Pittsburgh Land Bank and formerly sat on the board of the Bloomfield Development Corporation. She was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Post Gazette’s People to Meet, and Creator of the Year by Pittsburgh’s Techology Council.

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