Tara Rangarajan is a Global Operations Manager for Better Work, based in the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva. In her role, she is part of Better Work’s Senior Management Team and oversees the Better Work programmes in Haiti, Indonesia, Nicaragua, and Vietnam. She is also responsible for working with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and for coordinating Better Work’s factory level services. Prior to her role on the global team, Tara started and led the Better Work Vietnam program for five years.
She came to the ILO after 10 years of working on corporate social responsibility at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). She has worked extensively on international labour standards issues with the apparel, electronics, automotive and agriculture sectors around the world. Her focus has been on improving working conditions through facilitating dialogue between international companies, local enterprises, unions, governments and civil society representatives. Tara also worked as a journalist, covering international development in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States. She has a master’s degree in international economic and political development from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.