Save your seat for the 7th annual STF Summit!

  Amanda Gorman: STF Summit 2017 speaker, activist, & the first-ever Youth Poet Laureate, &   Nelli Agbulos: STF Summit 2017 speaker,   anti-violence activist, and co-founder of ARTivism Galleries and #PaceUEndRape

Amanda Gorman: STF Summit 2017 speaker, activist, & the first-ever Youth Poet Laureate, & Nelli Agbulos: STF Summit 2017 speaker, anti-violence activist, and co-founder of ARTivism Galleries and #PaceUEndRape

August 2-4, 2018

28 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

The She's the First Summit is 3 days of intense inspiration, networking, training, and skill-building for STF Campus Chapter members. It powers one goal: To achieve gender equality in our lifetime.

You'll want to be in the room if you:

- are ready to up your activism game
- want to grow your network of fierce feminists
- can't wait to learn about impact

Financial Assistance

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).

  Tarik Cristen, former Campus Chapter leader at the University of Rochester

Tarik Cristen, former Campus Chapter leader at the University of Rochester


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.

Roommate Finder
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.

Featured Guests

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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

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First-ever National Youth Poet Laureate

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Gender Editor, New York Times

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Tony Award-winning actress

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Writer, Former Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen Magazine


Founder, MuslimGirl

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Writer, Executive Director of the Feminist Press

Activist, Social Entrepreneur

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.


Check out the top #STFSummit pics from past years on Instagram:

Who is this for?

This event is ideal for leaders, members, and advisors of STF Campus Chapters; high school and college students; and anyone who is planning to start a chapter on their campus this upcoming year!

On Thursday, August 2nd, we'll be hosting She's the First LIVE! which is open to the general public—your student admission to the conference includes access to this event. 

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?

If you're a campus chapter leader, your ticket to STF Summit includes the full program of events Thursday-Saturday.

If you're purchasing a ticket to the general public event, that will be for Thursday night only (and will be on sale soon!). It is a standalone ticket, and less than the full weekend ticket.

You’ll get the most out of the Summit if you plan to be there the whole time. Program will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday and end at 4:00 pm on Saturday so plan your travel accordingly. Email [email protected] if you know you’ll be arriving late.

Can I arrive late/leave early?

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.

Are parent chaperones allowed to attend?

Admission to the closed STF Summit Campus Chapter leader sessions on Thursday and Friday, lunch and snacks on Thursday and Friday, admission to She's the First LIVE! Thursday night, materials for the public activism campaign on Saturday, and a She's the First t-shirt.

*Not included: transportation, accommodations, breakfast and dinner

What is included in my ticket?

A special thank you to our sponsors!