Taryn Bird

Director, on purpose, Kate Spade New York

Taryn Bird oversees all aspects of Kate Spade New York’s social enterprise model and implementation at on purpose supplier locations. Previously, Bird was responsible for managing on purpose label’s product development cycle, capacity development strategy and setting up factory empowerment programming. In addition, Bird supported the creation of the overall on purpose social enterprise business modeling in 2013. She previously managed all measurement and evaluation and social impact programming for on purpose. Prior to Kate Spade, she created and led the women’s economic empowerment and global corporate citizenship programs at the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In 2012, she was selected as a supply chain fellow for the social enterprise Indego Africa in Kigali, Rwanda.

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