With a new month comes a worthy celebration. This March, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. It also marks 1 year since the pandemic hit the United States, which leaves us with lots of emotions…

Despite the setbacks of 2020, the future is still female and we are here to inspire you with new ideas and share the stories of women who have shifted perspectives. 

Whether you’re launching a new venture, growing your current business, just walking out of college or walking back into the workforce after a hiatus,  TARRA is your community to find the resources, tools and network you need to thrive.

Bon appetit.

THE VALUE OF “OUR WORK”

Our March theme at TARRA is “Money.” March is also Women’s History Month. There’s a reason we paired these two themes together. 

Women’s history has always been tied up in economics. We don’t make enough. We don’t ask for enough. We’re not valued for the work we do outside of the “professional sphere.” We are overlooked for promotions. And despite over a hundred years of marching, policy changes and pounding fists, the needle hasn’t moved as far or as fast as we need it to.

Read the Op-ed.

MARCH HAPPENINGS

What Holds You Back From Growth? Reset Your Money Mindset

DATE: Wednesday, March 10 

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 PM 

LOCATION: ZOOM

PRICE: $10

Reset your money mindset with Wendy Wright, LMFT, Financial Therapist and entrepreneur, as she facilitates a discussion on how to detect money blocks and tips and management tactics on how to uncover blocks and find the areas of your business you should start spending your resources.

RSVP.

TARRA Masterclass 2021—GET | START | GROW

DATE: Tuesday, March 16

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 PM 

LOCATION: ZOOM 

PRICE: FREE

Spring 2021 Shifted Perspectives: TARRA Masterclass is (almost) open for applications.

First, it’s time to clarify your goals and ask all your burning questions at our live pre-application Q&A Session + Goal-Setting Workshop. What is Shifted Perspectives: TARRA Masterclass? Join us on March 16 to find out all the details.

RSVP.

TARRA’S MONTHLY PSYCHIC WEATHER REPORT 

Where are you headed? TARRA’s in-house Accidental Psychic Willow Bradner breaks down what we can expect in the future. (If 2020 peeled us like a banana, then 2021 will blend us like a smoothie.) Read this month’s psychic weather report curated just for the TARRA community and learn everything you need to know about the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac.

THE FUTURE OF WORK 

The New York Times recently reported on the resurgence of this conversation around compensation for “reproductive labor” due to the plight women were placed in during the pandemic. Feminist and activist Silvia Federici has known this for decades. This kind of support of our nation’s mothers is paramount, particularly because the disregard for ‘reproductive labor’ as Federici calls this essential work, ‘is unjust and unsustainable.’”

SUSTAINING SMALL SHOUTOUT 

Sustaining Small is a monthly series for artisans, creatives, designers, writers, retail owners, service providers and other micro-business owners presented in partnership with Candelaria

This month, get to know Kat Thayer, founder of Candelaria and fellow micro-business owner in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood.

TAKING THE 15% PLEDGE

Last year, Aurora James, designer at Brother Vellies and founder of 15 Percent Pledge, drafted a mission statement calling for action from major corporations to designate at least 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses, a number that reflects the percentage of the United States’ population that is Black. Initially, James’ focus was fashion and beauty, and now, furniture giants (like West Elm, Crate and Barrel) and publications (Conde Nast) are also making the pledge.

CELEBRATING A HISTORY MAKING MOMENT

Congratulations to Chloé Zhao for becoming the first—and only—woman and Asian woman to win the Golden Globe for Best Director. The first—and only—woman-directed film to win Best Picture, and only the second woman to win a Golden Globe for directing. All in the drama category, check out Nomadland on Hulu and see what all of the buzz is about. 

IN GABRIELLE KORN’S NEW MEMOIR FOLLOW A CAREER FROM NYLON TO NETFLIX 

Any Nylon Magazines fans out there? I saved the last October 2017 issue with St. Vincent on the cover. Gabrielle Korn took the reigns right after, in her 20s, and led the publication into the digital realm. In her new memoir, Everybody (Else) Is Perfect; she tells the story of her time falling in and out of love with the media industry, beauty, fashion, herself, and a few women along the way.

ICYMI: BUMBLE’S 31-YEAR-OLD CEO BECAME A BILLIONAIRE 

Her name? Whitney Wolfe Herd. From dealing with sexual assault allegations while leading at Tinder to creating a female-run dating app, Bumble is one of three female-founded firms to IPO in the past year. Wolfe Herd is making big money moves and wants other women to join her.

Meet the Author

Dana Lapinel is a word wrangler from the West, working as a content writer and magazine editor in Denver for the last six years. She juggles a full-time and freelance career as a creative writer for brands with a strong voice. You can now catch her monthly as she serves up hot and fresh Brain Food for the humans of TARRA.