Bestselling author Tara Gilvar wants society to value the mom skillset

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Bestselling author Tara Gilvar wants society to value the mom skillset

January 06
22:05 2022
The political junkie, campaign press secretary, and PR agency executive built a family and a career—and now a network to help other women find what they are seeking.

When Tara Gilvar was in the midst of her jet-setting public relations career, she became a mom. And she did not want to be traveling 60 percent of the week while handing over a huge chunk of her salary for someone to care for her baby. So she opted out of work.

After 13 years and two more children, she says, “I had lost my sense of self. I didn’t really know what I was supposed to do, so I uber-mommed. It was kind of sad, but I had to channel all that energy. One day I looked in the mirror and I was like: What are you going to do? I was a career girl and I loved that. I love to be strategic and to be thinking.” But it no longer felt possible. 

Then Tara saw a bumper sticker on a car in the school parking lot. It said: “Remember who you wanted to be?” It was like a lightning bolt, she says, when she realized she absolutely was not who she wanted to be. Soon she had launched her women’s network: Believe, Inspire, Grow — B.I.G. — to guide women through their career and motherhood paths, helping them not to lose themselves along the way. Members are at all ages and stages, she says, but is typically “a suburban woman who left Corporate America a couple years ago, or maybe a decade ago, and who is seeking. She’s seeking something more in her life. She may not know exactly what that is, but she knows that she’s wanting more than what she has right now and she wants to move forward in her life.” 

Many of the women are interested in entrepreneurship because of the flexibility it offers. And even though the Covid pandemic created more work-at-home opportunities, Tara notes, Corporate America is still “not quite ready to be as flexible as women want and need it to be in order for them to have the full life that they want. But we’re getting there, we’re getting closer.”

In the meantime, Tara is all about women helping women. “What inspires me now is the energy I get from the female energy of others. If you can tap into that, if you can surround yourself with women who are like-minded and aligned with your values, every day can be a good day. Every day, some opportunity leads to another opportunity and it clears the path for your next step.”

You can read more of Tara Gilvar’s story in the inspiring new book Women Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic, by Tam Luc, the author, educator, and podcaster dedicated to helping women “boss up.” The book collects 16 interviews with women who are side hustlers and multitaskers, who faced the uncertainties of the Covid pandemic — and other obstacles — by embracing their strengths and finding their authentic paths. They have so much to share and to teach, and while every story is unique, there is creativity and perseverance at the core of each one.

To join Tara’s nationwide community of women, visit or follow her on social media @believeinspiregrow.You can also learn more about her at, where you can find a link to Women Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic. And don’t miss all the dynamic and supportive women from the Women Who Boss Up book series who are scheduled to speak at the upcoming Women Who Boss Up Summit!

Details and registration are at

About Women with Vision International

Women with Vision International aims to inspire, uplift, and empower women everywhere to never give up their dream of living their life on purpose. We gather dynamic, entrepreneurial women who are making a difference and changing people’s lives to spark conversation around the topics that impact us all such as building their businesses, fundraising, and balancing their work and their families.  

About Tam Luc

Tam Luc is an international bestselling author and the founder of Women with Vision International who shares the triumphs, stress, and struggles of balancing her life to help women grow their businesses. After 20 years as an entrepreneur, she is able to help women leverage their messages and create the lifestyle they want through her unique book messaging strategies.

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