A job is more than a paycheck. Working builds confidence, increases autonomy and creates a sense of community. That’s why Women’s Bean Project CEO Tamra Ryan has spent years working to break the cycle of unemployment that so many women experience. By helping women discover their talents and develop valuable skills, the non-profit enables them to transform their lives through employment.
In this episode of Good & Grounded, which spotlights Colorado leaders, nonprofits and businesses making a difference in our communities, we talk with Tamra about:
- How women who work for the Women’s Bean Project’s social enterprise learn a broad range of skills and transition to mainstream jobs
- Inspiring stories about some of the 1,500 women who have graduated the program
- Why society should “redefine employable” and hire based on talent and potential, rather than background