- are ready to up your activism game
She’s the First provides financial assistance for students (including non-executive board members) interested in attending the 7th annual STF Summit. Financial assistance may cover travel costs or waive the price of registration. Financial assistance recipients will be accepted based on quality of application and need.
Applications are now closed as of May 31st.
What's going down each day?
The full schedule and list of speakers are coming soon—but here's a sneak peek:
Thursday 8/2 & Friday 8/3, 9AM-5PM: STF Summit
Thursday 8/2, 7PM-9PM: She's the First LIVE! (Your ticket is included in your STF Summit registration)
Saturday 8/4, 10AM-2PM: Day of Action
*Daytime programming of the STF Summit is open to current members and alumni of STF Campus Chapters only. The general public can join us on Thursday evening at She's the First LIVE! (ticket required, more details to come in July) and Saturday (no ticket required, more details to come in July).
Hotels & Hostels
We’ve reserved a block of rooms for your convenience at the Fairfield Inn & Suites at 116 West 28th Street, which is a short walk from the Summit. The block will be available until July 2 but may fill up sooner, so book early to guarantee your spot. Additional room blocks may be added as the event approaches.
New York City has dozens options for accommodations on a budget. HI NYC and the Chelsea International Hostel are both a quick subway ride away from the venue.
Are you traveling to NYC alone or in a pair for the Summit? We can help you find a roommate! Accommodations are always more affordable when you share them, so fill out this form to be matched with other students who are also traveling in from out of town.
Deepa is a graduated STF Scholar from Kopila Valley School in Nepal, where she first learned her love of playing with words.
After training from renowned poet Sarah Kay and the Word Warriors, as well as national tours teaching and performing spoken word poetry around Nepal, Deepa is joining us at STF LIVE! to share her talents in NYC! You can see more of her work on Medium.
Purity is the Executive Director of She's the First partner Akili Dada in Kenya. A journalist by profession, Purity has worked on the rights of women since 2004. She has expertise in leadership development, policy engagement and girls empowerment.
Purity holds a degree in Gender & Development from the University of Nairobi & a Diploma in Journalism from Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.
Check out past STF Summit speakers:
Actress, Rapper, Comedian
Executive Director, Equality for HER
First-ever National Youth Poet Laureate
Gender Editor, New York Times
Tony Award-winning actress
Writer, Former Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen Magazine
Writer, Executive Director of the Feminist Press
Activist, Social Entrepreneur