She’s the First is a community:

We are advocates and changemakers; ambitious students and dedicated teachers; inspiring artists and seasoned policymakers; resilient mothers and feminist fathers; community organizers and business leaders. We come from many countries and backgrounds, but our differences are not nearly as important as what we share—a belief that every girl, no matter where she is born, deserves to be educated, respected, and heard.

Watch our 2015 segment on The Today Show.

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Our Philosophy

 
 

Read more about why the word "charity" doesn't adequately describe what we do & the girls we support.


 

Meet Our Staff

 
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CHRISTEN BRANDT
Co-Founder & CPO

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TYLER HARRIS
Operations Assistant

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HENAH PARIKH
Development and Communications Manager

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KATIE RILEY
Director of Strategic Partnerships

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ALVI RASHID
Programs Coordinator

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TAMMY TIBBETTS
Co-Founder & CEO


Board of Directors

 
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TARA ABRAHAMS
Board Chair

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HARISH NATARAJ
Vice Chair

 

TAMMY and CHRISTEN (co-founders) also serve on the Board of Directors.

Advisors

Communications Committee:

Chanel Cathey, Co-Chair
Susan Goodall, Co-Chair
Suzanne Berman
Kimberly Dixon
Robin Gelfenbien
Ann Shoket
Jennifer Simon
Jessica Tarlov


Strategic Partnerships Committee:

Erin Leigh Patterson, Co-Chair
Amy Shoenthal, Co-Chair
Kristen Tully
Euan Lampett
Nikki Mendell
Kasia Reterska


 

Campus Advisory Council

 
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Olivia Lombardo
Staten Island Academy

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Megan Khong University of Texas - Dallas

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Aditi Mungale
Clark High School

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Josette Vidal Medicielo
University of Nevada - Reno

 
 
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JoAnn Jung
Wellesley College

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Charlotte Hallisey Greenwich High School

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Induja Kumar
BASIS Chandler

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Michaela Becconsall American University

 
 
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Maren Friemann University of Minnesota - Duluth

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Ananya Jain
Millburn High School

 

Financials & Annual Report

 

 

Our Founding Story

She’s the First launched on November 1, 2009 as a simple YouTube video. Tammy Tibbetts' 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. Their conversation turned into a game-changing collaboration as co-founders.