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Tara Sophia Mohr      

Expert on Women’s Leadership and Well-Being; Author of "Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message"

Tara Sophia Mohr is a writer, coach and personal growth teacher. Her work focuses on helping individuals create more authentic, fulfilled lives. With an MBA from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree in English literature from Yale, Tara takes a unique approach to personal growth work that blends mind and heart, intellectual rigor and intuitive wisdom.

Tara has a deep commitment to amplifying women's voices. She is the creator of the global Playing Big leadership program for women and the co-editor of two anthologies of contemporary women's writings, The Women's Seder Sourcebook and The Women's Passover Companion. Her "10 Rules for Brilliant Women" have struck a chord with tens of thousands of women around the world. In 2010, Tara was honored as a Girl Champion by the Girl Effect organization, which supports girls' education in the developing world.

Tara is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and her writing on leadership and wellbeing has been featured in USA Today, the International Business Times, Ode Magazine, Forbes, and numerous other publications. She is also a poet, and the author of The Real Life: Poems for Wise.


Teaching Girls to See Themselves as Leaders, with Tara Sophia Mohr

In order to guide young women to achieve their full leadership potential, life coach and author Tara Sophia Mohr explains that society as a whole needs to do three things. First, we need to acknowledge that young people hold the key to changing the world for the better. Treating adolescents like they're powerless only reinforces that harmful untruth...

Tara Sophia Mohr on the Three Keys to Empowering Young Women

In today's featured Big Think interview, life coach and author Tara Sophia Mohr offers guidance to those who act as mentors to young women. In order to help girls achieve their full leadership potential, Mohr explains that we need to teach them lessons of self-value...

Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified

You’ve probably heard the following statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.

The finding comes from a Hewlett Packard internal report, and has been quoted in Lean In, The Confidence Code and dozens of articles. It’s usually invoked as evidence that women need more confidence. As one Forbes article put it, “Men are confident about their ability at 60%, but women don’t feel confident until they’ve checked off each item on the list.” The advice: women need to have more faith in themselves...

Why Brilliant Women Should Be More Arrogant

Tara Sophia Mohr has a challenge for working women. “You’re brilliant and thoughtful, but could you move a few more inches in the arrogant idiot direction please?”

Be an arrogant idiot is rule #5 of Mohr's 10 Rules for Brilliant Women, a blog post that went viral last year, turning the writer and leadership coach into a minor internet celebrity (she has 3,538 followers on Twitter and her services are fully-booked)...

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