Innovation and people plan: interview with
Tara PJ Stevens and Karla Morales-Lee

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How to unlock innovation within your organisation through a regenerative people plan?

Post-covid, the war on talent is a high-stakes initiative that companies can’t afford to loose. And yet, it can seem an impossible task for senior leaders to confidently invest in people in an unforgiving economic climate. How do companies know not just the right things to invest, but the best for measurable impact? Watch the video interview with Tara PJ Stevens and Karla Morales-Lee.

Tara PJ Stevens is Co-founder of Warrior Group, Global Community Chair for the Women In Innovation Network, a venture scout helping female founders on their funding journey with Landscape VC service, and sits on various steering committees for inclusion in the financial services and is passionate about eradicating the gender wealth gap. As an innovator and positive disruptor, Tara has led, designed and nurtured businesses to growth through development of market-disruptive offerings and innovation practice. Specialising in regulated markets, she’s co-founded an innovation lab, established teams of corporate intrepreneurs and led specific challenges agency-side for clients including Four Seasons hotels, Lloyds Bank, Santander, Cambridge English, O2, Pfizer, AXA, Diageo, Danone, Cadbury, HP and more. Tara joined forces with Karla Morales-Lee in 2021 to take The Warrior Women Network to the next level, in the belief that diversity of thought is key to reimagining how we live and work for a more just and sustainable society. Today, she leads the consulting practice working with organisations to centre proactive inclusion at the heart of commercial growth, embedding global Warriors to drive large-scale culture transformation. A white-knuckled New Yorker, Tara now finds herself a decade into UK residency, living in SW London with her husband and son.

Karla Morales-Lee is Co-founder of Warrior Group, on the steering committee for She Changes Climate, a UK Ambassador for The Hunger Project and a fellow at impact fund Zinc VC. She is passionate about the fact that the thinking that got us here will not get us where we need to go and is therefore devoted to amplifying, supporting and embedding voices less heard. Her podcast, WARRIOR WOMEN, is five-star rated on Apple podcasts. In late 2019, Karla founded a global community to support ‘Warrior Women’, pioneering leaders rethinking how society lives and works. Today, in order to drive forward a more just and sustainable society, Warrior Group connects the world’s most forward thinking conferences and organisations this network of intersectional ‘Warriors’ expanding their knowledge and expertise in areas like ethical ai, decarbonisation, sustainable approaches to Web3, new models of leadership and more. Beyond learning, Warrior Group is a growth partner that ‘lifts the lid’ on an organisation’s culture to identify opportunities for more conscious ways to achieve commercial growth, delivering a regenerative roadmap for the future and a global network of experts to work with to make it happen. Half-Nicaraguan, she lives in Whitstable in Kent in England with her artist husband Patrick Morales-Lee, two ‘Warrior kids’ and very affectionate cat. Before working in impact Karla spent 15 years as head of growth for some of the world’s best known advertising and design agencies. She has worked with The Wellcome Trust, Sony Music, PepsiCo, Reebok and Lloyds Bank Foundation.


Interviews: Jessica Ceotto
Video editing: Andrea Monticelli.

INFO: EOS 2023