Associate Partner, Dalberg Advisors

Tania Beard (she/her) is an Associate Partner based in Johannesburg. She co-leads Dalberg’s Talent and Leadership practice and runs the firm’s Global Coaching Program. As a trained team and leadership coach, she seeks to unlock the potential of individuals, groups and organizations to reach their full impact potential. Her portfolio includes work to design leadership programs, build and hone technical and leadership skills, and transform teams to become the best version of themselves. Tania brings a decade of first-hand experience and understanding of leadership challenges and opportunities in the Global South to this work. 

As a team coach dedicated to transforming team effectiveness, she has trained with Corentus. As an individual leadership coach, she is accredited with the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and has trained in the ontological, cognitive behavioral, and solutions-focused coaching models. 

Tania is also a founding leader of the firm’s gender practice and an architect of the firm’s ‘Neutral is Not Enough’ pledge to apply a gender lens across all our sectoral and functional work as standard. Her portfolio focuses on women and girls’ economic empowerment across sectors, from developing strategies for women and girls’ financial inclusion to gender and power-aware agricultural systems. 

Prior to Dalberg, Tania worked at Tostan International, an NGO in Senegal that pioneered social-norms-based community programs to end the practice of female genital cutting within a generation. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a master’s in social sciences and a bachelor’s in languages and literature. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Tania lives in Johannesburg with her partner and two young children.

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