ACER India’s Jennifer Star is the winner of 2017 Australian Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards in the category ‘Emerging Leader in the Not for Profit Sector’. The award recognises Jennifer's exceptional contribution to education through her NGO, Tara.Ed. Tara.Ed aims to improve the quality of education in rural India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan through teacher training and capacity building, infrastructure development and resource mobilisation.
According to the 2017 Australian Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards Judges' comments, 'Jennifer is a standout winner. She is an extraordinary and humble individual who is a passionate advocate for education in developing nations. Her impact has been momentous, choosing to focus on teaching teachers to not only educate young girls but also to save lives. She has personally immersed herself in the cause, making a significant difference to thousands of women.'