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McKinley Tretler of the Malala Fund & Tubi Retta of the Obama Foundation chat with Tara Abrahams on girls’ education.

McKinley Tretler of the Malala Fund & Tubi Retta of the Obama Foundation chat with Tara Abrahams on girls’ education.

October 11-12, 2019
15 West 38th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

If you believe all girls should choose their own futures and have access to quality education, then you need to be at the She’s the First Summit. You’ve officially found your people.

The STF Summit is a weekend full of intense inspiration, networking, training, and skill-building. You’ll hear from girl activists, learn more about advocacy, and see how we can achieve gender equality in our lifetime.


Tickets are $35—but not for long! Get the Early Bird discount before September 15th.

Financial Assistance

She’s the First provides financial assistance for high school and college students. The application cycle for this year has closed.

2019 Featured Speakers to be announced soon!

2018 Featured Speakers


What’s going down?

We’ll kick things off by celebrating International Day of the Girl in a big way, followed by a full day of programming on creating a gender-equal world, girls’ rights, and education. You’ll walk away with tangible steps and resources on how we can use our voices and make a real difference in our communities and beyond.

*Programming of the STF Summit is open to high school and college student leaders only. Alumni and advisers of official STF Campus Chapters are also welcome to attend.  

Hotels & Hostels

New York City has dozens options for accommodations on a budget. HI NYC and the Chelsea International Hostel are both accessible to public transportation in and around Manhattan.

Summit attendees share why STF is meaningful in their lives and communities:


"It's the amazing discussions, the friendships, and our passion to change the world that make the #STFSummit one of my favorite events of the year. I'm going home feeling empowered and full of energy to continue to fight for girls' education." - Luciana S.


Who is this for?

Anyone who is interested in taking action with She's the First in their campus community this upcoming year!

What is included in my ticket?

Admission to the student leadership sessions on Friday & Saturday, snacks on Friday, lunch & snacks on Saturday, and a She's the First t-shirt.

*Not included: transportation, accommodations, breakfast and dinner

Is this for female-identifying people only?

Nope, anyone who wants to see a more gender-equal world should feel welcome!

Can I purchase a single-day ticket?

No, your ticket to STF Summit includes the full program of events Friday-Saturday.

Can I arrive late/leave early?

You’ll get the most out of the Summit if you plan to be there the whole time. The Friday program is tentatively from 7pm-9pm, and Saturday will run from 8:30am-5pm. Email [email protected] if you know you’ll be arriving late.

Are parent chaperones allowed to attend?

Yes, but they need to purchase a separate registration.

This is a student-driven experience & attendees will get the most out of it if they’re able to freely interact & connect with peers, We encourage chaperones to give them the space to do this.

A special thank you to our 2018 STF Summit sponsors!


American Express

Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation