interview with Tamra Ryan

Sure, they started with a simple ten-bean soup, but in the last 25 years, the Women’s Bean Project has empowered more than 800 women through enterprise.  Tamra Ryan, CEO of the project visited KUVO’s morning show “First Take with Lando and Chavis” to explain how their transitional employment program changes destinies.

“When there is an opportunity to change one woman’s life, you change her family’s life,” Ryan said.  “We really are creating a huge ripple effect, not just within the families but in our community as a whole.”
Ryan’s new book The Third Law documents this ripple effect through stories of her work and the women changed through this program.  “I’ve been changed too,” said Ryan.  “I wanted to write about these women who are much more than the sum of their backgrounds.”
For more information, and volunteer opportunities , find the Women’ s Bean Project online at
Music on this track by John Pizzarelli ,”I’m Beginning To See The Light,” from the CD Rockin’ in Rhythm: A Tribute to Duke Ellington, and The Modern Jazz Quartet, “All of You,” from The Complete MJQ Prestige & Pablo Recordings.
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