At TARA, we share knowledge and connect female University students to inspiring role models

We encourage organisations globally to create collective impact by collaborating to build a better future

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

TARA in sanskrit means STAR. Our mentors are the guiding stars and the mentees are the rising stars.

The TARA mission is to bridge the gap between the Education sector and the Corporate world. Female University students need improved access to opportunities in the corporate world through trusted mentors and a professional network. The Corporate world needs access to diverse & talented female candidates to fill the leaking pipeline.

Identifying and developing top female talent is critical for achieving a more diverse & inclusive workplace; more sustainable & successful businesses.



“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen”
Brene Brown

Become a Mentee

Female university students, endorsed by a University or Education Institute, are eligible to apply.

Partnering universities & Institutions will identify and select successful candidates; eligibility criteria provided. Mentees selected each year and must commit to attend minimum of two speed mentoring sessions.

Join us on this journey to a more connected future.

Become a Mentor

As business leaders our shared purpose is to support and guide the next generation into values-based leaders.


Farah Foustok is the Chief Executive Officer of Lazard Gulf Ltd. based in Dubai. Prior to joining Lazard in 2014, she was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of ING Investment Management Middle East from 2008.