Effective January 1st, Tamra Ryan will take the helm as chair of the Social Enterprise Alliance Board of Directors.
Tamra is the CEO of the Women’s Bean Project, a nationally-recognized social enterprise in Denver that provides chronically unemployed and impoverished women with job training through gourmet food and handmade jewelry manufacturing. She is also the author of “The Third Law,” which highlights the societal obstacles and internal demons that must be overcome for marginalized women to change their lives. The book was awarded the Axiom Business Book gold medal in the category of women/minorities in business.
As the leader of SEA’s rapidly-growing Colorado chapter, Tamra is integrally involved in her local social enterprise ecosystem, which hosted Summit15 in September. The convening brought together 425 participants in Denver for three days of speakers, workshops, social enterprise tours and more. Tamra also serves as Chapter Liaison to the SEA Board of Directors, facilitating communication between local chapter leaders and the national board.