The Tarver Consulting Group ("TCG") is committed to creating equity, access and opportunity for women. TCG provides policy analysis, programming, business development training, and technical assistance to expand economic development opportunities for women professionals, entrepreneurs and small businesses.
We also provide resources and mentoring to young professional women, thereby increasing their earning potential and career opportunities.
When we economically empower women, we reduce family poverty, grow economies, and build healthy and safe communities. We can't grow women's economic empowerment and development without expanding employlment opportunities, training, access to finance, and entrepreneurial support services.
Professional women and entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed when they have ancillary services that help build and create infrastructure for their businesses, i.e., fiscal management and accounting services, HR policy and procedure, PR/marketing, and client acquisition are just a few of those services.
Implicit biases impact the hiring, promotion, and career development of women, essentially fostering negative attitudes, and pushing women out of the marketplace and into under employment, unemployment or employment at poverty level wages. Diversity training and assessments allow corporations to identify those negative biases creating and fostering a supportive environment for women to work and do business.
Statistics suggest that women professionals and executives have a higher success rate when they leverage the networks, resources, mentorship, and expertise of women's organizations and other strategic allies and community stakeholders.
Policy analysis and development around women's economic empowerment requires increased collaboration and communication between women's right to work groups, equal pay advocates, and strategic corporate partners. Healthy and sustainable collaborations help proactively identify and develop women professionals and strong executives.
Charlene Tarver is the managing principal of the Tarver Consulting Group, LLC ("TCG"), a Phoenix-based business and economic development firm.
Tarver holds a Legal Masters (LL.M.) in Taxation and a Certificate in Employee Benefits Law (CEBS) from Georgetown University Law Center; a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University at Buffalo School of Law; and a Bachelors in Sociology (BA) from New York University (NYU).
With more than 20 years of experience in business development and tax planning, Tarver counsels high net worth individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and women and family-owned companies.
Tarver possesses extensive experience in forming government, private, and community collaboratives, and has held contracts with both the City of Phoenix and the City of Oakland to strategically assess education, economic development and public safety initiatives.
Through the City of Phoenix, City Development Block Grant (CDBG), Tarver drove small business development, job growth, and job creation for small to mid-size companies.
Tarver was appointed by the Phoenix Mayor and City Council to serve on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix IDA, an entrepreneurial nonprofit that improves the community through multiple strategies such as bond financing, investments, and down payment assistance.
The Tarver Consulting Group (TCG) was formed in 2017 to drive business and economic development through small business development, skills-training and business mentorship for women entrepreneurs and diverse communities.
Through policy, programming, and collaborative building, TCG conducts strategic planning, SWOT, research and analysis, policy development, community outreach/engagement, and talent acquisition-- all with a focus toward creating access, equity and opportunity for women.
Drive jobs, create equal pay for equal work, and provide women access to business skills training, technical assistance, and meaningful connections.
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