Name: Tara Schwegler


Bio: Tara Schwegler is an anthropologist, research leader, and leadership expert committed to bridging the gap between the academic and private sector. After beginning her career as a Collegiate Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, she pivoted to the private sector, where she has held leadership positions at Meta and USAA. As Co-Founder and Director of Research of RedSquared Consulting, she has led customer experience strategy and training initiatives for over 30 companies, including the City of San Antonio, the American Automobile Association (AAA), and Northwestern Mutual. In addition, she is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she teaches courses on design thinking, leadership, and the anthropology of food. Tara is a passionate advocate for women in leadership and frequent consultant on improving gender equality in the workplace. She has developed thought-provoking and engaging leadership series for clients ranging from the City of San Antonio to the Innovative Leadership program, and she is a highly sought after speaker whose credits include TEDx. She recently completed a book manuscript titled, Set Up: Why Women Lean Back and What We Can Do About It. She sits on the board of the Women’s Leadership program at Houston Christian University and actively mentors undergraduate and graduate students on leadership and career development. Tara earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago

Specialization: UX Research, Women's Leadership, Ethnographic Research, CX Research and Strategy

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