Tara Tan is the Founder and CEO of Grin – a New Zealand natural oral care brand. Tara founded the company 8 years ago after completing her Masters in Commerce at the University of Auckland. She had some concerns about the oral care products that she was using with her daughter and felt she could create safer and more environmentally friendly options that would appeal to parents. Since starting the business, she has grown the brand and range significantly, and now exports Grin products all around the world.

In this episode, Tara talks about:

- Deciding not to pursue a career in her field of study

- Starting a business with no experience of working in a company

- Being ambitious as a mother, daughter and wife

🎙 "Don't stop halfway along the journey and think you're tired, you're exhausted, and you've tried 100 times. You probably have to try 200 times before you see the results."

This episode is one of a special 5-part miniseries that we’re really proud to have developed in collaboration with Te Taurapa Tūhono, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. NZTE helps grow Kiwi companies internationally, bigger, better and faster. Each of these 5 podcast episodes brings you the inspiring story of a woman who has taken her Kiwi company to the global stage. A big thank you to NZTE for their support to bring these stories to life and if you’d like to find out more about NZTE and how they might help you grow your business go to https://bit.ly/nztewomen. We really hope you enjoy listening, and if you’d be interested in any leadership or career coaching to support your own career journey, drop us a line at hello@thefemalecareer.com.

You can listen for free to Tara sharing her career journey here on The Female Career website, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you like to listen to your podcasts.