Tamar Huggins is known for achieving ambitious results through her keen competitive spirit, unwavering confidence and her drive to consistently raise the bar.
Tamar is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, who has been featured exclusively in media outlets around the world including: Black Entertainment Television, Canadian Living, and The Huffington Post.
In 2012, Tamar founded DRIVEN Accelerator Group, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the socio-economic status of marginalized people through technology-based programming. She developed DRIVEN Startups—an advanced training program for tech entrepreneurs. Tamar also founded Tech Spark, a technology and design school for inner city youth.
Prior to DRIVEN, Tamar launched Knexxion Communication Group, a boutique PR agency with a focus on media, entertainment, and sports clientele. She spent the early years of her career as a Digital Media Planner for H&M, Nike Canada, and Cadbury Adams.
In 2015, Tamar was named the Harry Jerome Young Entrepreneur, and honored as one of 100 Black Women to Watch. In 2016, Tamar launched The CEO Project, an online training company that teaches business success using Godly principles.
Tamar holds an advanced diploma from Centennial College in Creative Advertising, and Humber College in Public Relations. Tamar is very active in her Christian community, a wife, and mother of one.
I wasn’t a college dropout. I wasn’t a teen mom. I didn’t grow up poor or come from the ‘hood. My story isn’t the common “rags to riches” but the trials and circumstances of my journey birthed a greatness in me with wisdom and experiences that are bound to prosper others.
As an adult, I experienced what it was like to be broke, bullied by seemingly soulless leaders and discouraged by the ones I love. But I soon learned that great suffering produces great character. Focus gave me the determination necessary to push through tough challenges because I kept the ultimate goal in mind. Confidence helped me set high expectations (and meet them!) because I knew who I was in Christ.
It was my wild ambition that earned the titles: “Canadian Superhero,” “Entrepreneur of the Year” and one of the “ Top Black Women to Watch.” I never needed validation from others. God validated me, and I validated myself.