Tara Howard is a female entrepreneur and founder of the Venus Awards. Frustrated by the lack of recognition of women and their achievements in business, she established the first Venus Awards in Dorset in 2009. Since then, the event has expanded to eight regions around the UK, with the 35th Ceremony to be held at the inaugural London Awards at the Waldorf in December 2018.
Tara’s experience in business has taken her around the world. She first moved to corporate London at the age of 18 and bought her first property at 22. She later returned to take over her family’s hotel business, transforming an historic hotel to a premier wedding destination and transforming the number of weddings hosted per year from just three to over 100.
Tara also managed to find the time to follow in her mother’s footsteps and qualify as a commercial pilot and flight instructor. And help produce a large-scale opera in Toronto and New York.