This is for the design geeks, the innovators, the artists and the right brainers who have a fire in their belly to do something more.

TARRA is a community of women in the creative industries—architects, graphic designers, filmmakers, photographers, woodworkers, advertising executives, fashion designers, blacksmiths, furniture makers, artists, lighting designers, weavers, writers, printmakers, artisans, editors and crafts (wo)men—who are innovating and elevating their craft.

We place women at the center of the conversation by highlighting those who are breaking barriers and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in design.

Our Mission

Born from an awareness of the gender gap in the creative industries, our mission is to give women access to life-changing opportunities for growth by providing the tools, resources and community to help them build successful businesses and careers.

We’re leveling the playing field.

By creating an open platform where creatives can network, collaborate, learn, and find inspiration—we can:

  1. Cultivate a more diverse demographic throughout the creative community.
  2. Ensure equality in pay, media representation and opportunities for achievement.
  3. Provide young women and girls with the resources to pursue creative careers.
  4. Give women the financial leverage and knowledge base to succeed.

We want our girls in shop class. We want our girls in engineering school. We want our girls building with LEGOS. We want the 50% of women in architecture school to become the 50% of licensed architects…not the current 15%.




Founder, Executive Director

Kate Bailey has 20 years of experience as a journalist, editor and marketing executive in the world of architecture and design. In 2015, after having met with numerous women in the creative industries, she founded TARRA: Women Who Create—a project originally intended to address the gender gap in the design industry by increasing opportunities for women in the design media. The platform rapidly expanded to include networking, education, mentorship and events programming. Today, Bailey has set her sites on creating a global community of women working towards the same goal—to level the playing field once and for all.