OUR STORYJean Tarleton (June 2, 1932 - January 29, 2020) came from the generation of women that had few career choices and primarily served the family in the traditional role of wife and mother. She was happily devoted to her family, however she always wished she had the opportunity for an education and a career. With her boundless love and support her daughter was able to matriculate, becoming the first in the family to obtain an education. (Are You There, Harvard? It’s me, Alex!) At her death, her daughter Alex donated a sizable a portion of her wealth to formally establish educational scholarships with a focus on empowering women and minorities, and educating people in the trades to obtain sustainable, successful careers and business ownership. These are our humble beginnings.
Founder & CEO
President, Tradeswomen America