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Accelerating Women’s Access to Productive Resources To Produce More and Better

Taryn Barclay

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement, Cargill

Taryn Barclay has over 20 years of corporate experience and has been with Cargill since 2007. Taryn works to advance Cargill’s food security, nutrition and sustainability strategies and partners with Cargill businesses on stakeholder engagement, NGO partnership development, issues management, communications and employee engagement.

Prior to Cargill, Taryn was appointed IPC Media’s (formerly part of Time Warner) first Corporate Responsibility (CR) Manager to lead and implement the company’s CR strategy and activities. With a background in Human Resources, Taryn has worked in numerous roles in the UK and South Africa, where she commenced her career in the coal mining division of BHP Billiton.

Taryn obtained an MSc degree in Responsibility & Business Practice from University of Bath, United Kingdom in 2006, and has a BA (Honours) Degree Industrial Psychology from the University of South Africa in addition to her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts: Industrial Psychology & English degree obtained from the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Taryn was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in South Africa. After living in the United Kingdom for 13 years, Taryn relocated to Minnesota, USA in 2015.


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