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We are pleased to inform you that Tara Fela- Durotoye of House of Tara, has been selected as the only Nigerian for this year’s FORTUNE/State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership program. She will be mentored at this year’s programme alongside Margaret Mattix- Vice President Exxonmobil global marketing , Suzanne M. McCarron-G.M public and government affairs , and Terri Fariello –Government relations Manager. The one month programme, would kick off in the month of March. Tara Fela - Durotoye of House of Tara, pioneered the make- up Beauty business in Nigeria in 1998. She has currently trained over 400 make -up artists, empowered hundreds of youth through the beauty reps business opportunity , launched her very own fragrance line- “Be Inspired” as well as an entire range of make -up line from powder to foundations, lip glosses, mascaras and shadows with the latest being the H.I.P range as well as make up accessories.

Her deep pride of being a Nigerian has seen her name her lines with various ethnic names from the diverse tribes of Nigeria. As one who is so passionate about nation building, Tara Fela Durotoye, has from time used her profession as an entrepreneur and a make- up artist, project Nigerians good image by using her platform as a positive vehicle to promote Nigeria’s colorful ethnic tribes and cultural heritage.

Most Powerful Women Summit and the U.S. State Department established the Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership in May 2006. This public-private partnership places talented, emerging women leaders from all over the world in mentoring programs with FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women Leaders.

The three-phase program opens with an orientation session in Washington, D.C., where the participants meet with senior women in government, academia and business. The international participants are then paired with one of FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women Leaders from companies like Time Inc., Avon, Wal-Mart, and Exxon Mobil in cities across the United States. For three weeks, American and international participants work together in mentoring relationships to share the skills and experiences necessary for strengthening women’s leadership. The program concludes in New York City, where the participants have meetings with Goldman Sachs and Solera Capital.

There are now 116 FORTUNE/State Department alumnae around the world. The next FORTUNE program is slated to take place from April 26 – May 21, 2010. Aproximately thirty-five mentees, each nominated by the U.S. Embassy in their home country, are expected to participate.


  1. WOW!!! U rock Tara, thanks for making us proud. S

  2. Hmm entrepreneur extraordinaire. More grease to your elbows .


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