Tara Sophia Mohr

Tara Sophia Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being. She is the author of Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message and creator of the acclaimed Playing Big leadership program for women, which now has more than 1000 graduates from around the world. Tara writes a popular blog on women’s careers and well-being at and has been featured on Today and in publications ranging from Huffington Post to Harvard Business Review to Tara received her MBA from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree in English literature from Yale. In 2010, Tara was named a Girl Champion by the Girl Effect organization, honoring her work on girls’ education in the developing world. She is also a poet, and the author of Your Other Names: Poems for Wise Living

Tune in to Tara’s expert advice for brilliant women with Power Practice #09: When You Don’t Feel Ready and the Grace and Fire podcast Playing Big: The Work of Our Time.

Keynote: Playing Big

Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message

Every day, leadership coach Tara Mohr empowers women to find the right careers, to experience more everyday joy, and to transform the institutions and communities they are part of by bringing their wisdom, perspectives, and solutions to the fore. And with this in-the-trenches view of women’s biggest life and career challenges and dreams, she’s seen a pattern emerge, a problem she describes as women “playing small.” Women are sitting on their big ideas rather than sharing them, holding back their most provocative questions instead of asking them. They are having a collective hallucination that they aren’t “ready” for that bigger role or next step. Based on her forthcoming book Playing Big, this presentation will help you learn to trust your instincts, quiet self-doubt, identify your callings, “unhook” from praise and criticism, and begin taking bold and wise action. When women play big, we change the world.