In 2020, Tammy Darcy was announced as Interim CEO of SERI: Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland, a new representative body for social enterprise in Ireland. In her new role, she aims to unite the growing social enterprise sector in Ireland, ensuring an inclusive, practitioner-led approach.
Tammy has the first-hand experience of creating and scaling a successful social enterprise. She is the Founder and CEO of The Shona Project, a multi-award winning social enterprise that aims to educate, empower and inspire today’s Irish girls to become tomorrow’s strong confident and curious young women. Founded in 2016, The Shona Project provides Ireland's teen girls with information, advice and a safe place to share their stories, through their school workshops, events, and online community. The organisation is a tribute to her sister, Shona, who was diagnosed with a brain injury at 15, and now requires full-time nursing care.
Tammy holds a BA in Human Resources, an MA in Business Management and is currently studying an MA in Education. Tammy is a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awardee (2017; Social Innovation Fund Awardee (2018 & 2019); winner of CEO of the Year Irish Women's Awards (2018) and Image Magazine Social Entrepreneur of the Year finalist (2018 & 2019).