Our Founding Story
It’s hard to believe now, but She’s the First launched on November 1, 2009 as a simple YouTube video. Tammy Tibbetts' original idea was to use social media to inspire and motivate Millennials to support girls' education—and when she took that idea to Facebook, Christen Brandt immediately messaged her to get it started.
Coincidentally, both Tammy and Christen had received scholarships themselves from an organization called New York Women in Communications, and they had always wanted to pay it forward. Their initial conversation turned into a game-changing collaboration as co-founders.
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