In November of 2017, Tara Covington was a featured presenter at the first annual Central Valley Women’s Economic Impact Center Symposium sponsored by the Fresno Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce located in Fresno, California. As a result of that event, she was selected to become the Program Coordinator for the Center and launched a pilot program to establish cohorts facilitating a program entitled, “The Mindset of an Entrepreneur” based on the book, “Who Owns the Ice House?” and its corresponding curriculum.
She previously served as the Administrative Services Director for start-up companies NewTalk, Inc. and Next Venture Consulting. A former computer applications instructor with over 16+ years in the classroom as well as professional development and a soft skills trainer, she taught students how to effectively utilize computer technology as an integral part of their learning experience. Prior to leaving the classroom, she was certified as a National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Instructor. That certification was a springboard into Tara branching out as an independent consultant utilizing her expertise in graphic design & computer applications to help C-Level executives, small businesses, educational entities and religious organizations with their administrative, creative and miscellaneous corporate needs. For 24 years now, she’s been a principle party with the longest running educational program for young African-American girls—Little Miss African American, Inc. The organization celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary August 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Tara holds a BA in Radio, Television and Film Broadcasting from San Jose State University and an MS in Integrating Technology into the Curriculum from Walden University.