She's the First
She's the First
10th Birthday Bash
 
 
 
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In celebration of She’s the First, you’re invited to our

10th BIRTHDAY BASH

 
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WHERE
Union Park Events
5 E 17th St.
New York City

WHEN
Thursday, October 24
7pm

 
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Honorary Committee

 
 

Diane von Furstenberg
Imaan Hammam | Sarah Jones | Cindi Leive | Fern Mallis

 
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Host Committee

Tara Abrahams | David D’Urso | Julie DeLoca | Beth Fisher | Ezinne Kwubiri | Susan McPherson | Dee Poku | Amy Shoenthal | Cari Sommer | Janna Meyrowitz Turner

 
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Stand up for girls everywhere.

 
 

RSVP now to join 500 culture-shapers, change-makers, and luminaries who share a simple belief: Every girl, no matter where she is born, deserves to be educated, respected, and heard. Our 10th Birthday Bash gets you on your feet to be inspired and connect. Leave with actionable ways to support girls year round.

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This celebration is crucial because it underwrites our operating needs. While funds are unrestricted to give STF control in achieving stronger outcomes, each ticket represents the cost of providing 3 girls with a trained mentor and school supplies for a year.

 
 
 

Global Girl Champions

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She's the First is a community of advocates and changemakers; ambitious students and dedicated teachers; inspiring artists and seasoned policymakers; resilient mothers and feminist fathers; community organizers and business leaders. At our 10th Birthday Bash, we're proud to highlight these Champions who represent the power of this community and the impact we've made together over the last decade.

Ellie Kaaya, Tanzania:
After graduating high school and university, she started her own community organization for girls, which won the respect of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Maheshwari Raja, India:
Just like the characters she watches on Grey’s Anatomy, Mahesh scrubs in on life-saving surgeries; she’s the first in her community to earn a high school diploma and a master’s degree.

Deepa Bohara, Nepal:
As a student, Deepa was always a talented poet; after graduating, she turned it into a career! She works for the Word Warriors in Nepal, performing in front of large crowds and showing girls deserve to be heard.

Cynthia Muhonja, Kenya:
As one of our first STF Fellows, Cynthia has been growing her own nonprofit for girls in Ghana and Kenya.  

Angélica María Morales Sacuj, Guatemala:
Angelica is now in university and the first in her community to study biochemistry and microbiology. Ask her why girls’ rights are important and she’ll tell you—in one of the four languages she speaks.

 
 
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Trailblazer Sponsor

 

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Changemaker Sponsors

 

 
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with support from Tim McClimon

with support from Lisa Sepulveda

with support from Lisa Sepulveda

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Event Partners

 
 
 

 

Want to make your mark and reach an influential audience?
Email katie@shesthefirst.org about sponsorship opportunities.

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She’s the First fights for
a world where every girl
chooses her own future.

 

We team up with local organizations to make sure that girls are educated, respected, and heard.

Through our global network, STF reaches more than 7,500 young women in East and West Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. We have a robust community of supporters, including thousands of student ambassadors on 200+ high school and college campuses.

STF is a featured member of Michelle Obama’s Girls Opportunity Alliance, a proud recipient of a DVF Award from Diane von Furstenberg, and has been covered by The Today Show, Forbes, Fast Company, Teen Vogue, and Glamour, among others.  

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Tara Abrahams - Chair; Harish Nataraj - Vice Chair; Angela Brisotti - Treasurer; Vivian Nunez - Secretary; Directors: Philippe Lust-Bianchi, Dee Poku, Lisa Sepulveda, Christen Brandt & Tammy Tibbetts

 

EVENT COMMITTEE:

Ashly Priest, Rosie Rodriguez, Benish Shah, Janna Meyrowitz Turner

LUMINARY CIRCLE:

Gwen Greene, Susie Hovsepian, Marie Forleo, Lisa Sepulveda, Regena Thomashauer
Tara & Riad Abrahams, Tom Kerns & Jeanmarie Hargrave, Harish & Sarah Nataraj