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


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

Thursday, October 24

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Honorary Committee

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

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Host Committee

Tara Abrahams | Nithya Das | Arianna Davis | David D’Urso | Julie DeLoca | Beth Fisher | Ezinne Kwubiri | Susan McPherson | Nick Schlatmann | Amy Shoenthal | Cari Sommer | Janna Meyrowitz Turner

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Stand up for girls everywhere.


RSVP now to join 400 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. Every dollar we raise pushes She’s the First into the next decade of creating change for and with girls.



The dress for the evening is cocktail: sparkle and shimmer encouraged! Doors will open at 7PM—time to enjoy some delicious food and drinks. Soon after, you’ll be treated to spoken word from artist Sarah Kay, powerful remarks from four Global Girl Champions, and a musical performance by Broadway stars. Plus, we’ll fulfill She’s the First’s birthday wish. Then, head to the after-party downstairs beginning at 9:30PM. It’ll be an inspiring night to remember.


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.

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

with support from Tim McClimon

with support from Tim McClimon

with support from Lisa Sepulveda

with support from Lisa Sepulveda

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

 Featuring music & art by:

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Event Partners 


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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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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



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


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