President's Program: Tammy Tibbetts of She's the First

All are invited to kick-off the full conference program by joining us at a special event on Monday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. hosted by NJLA President Chris Carbone.

Tammy Tibbetts oversees business strategy, communications, development, and brand partnerships for the education nonprofit She's the First, which she founded in 2009. At age 23, Tammy had an idea for a social media-driven campaign that would inspire Millennials to fundraise for girls’ education in low-income countries. She shared her idea for She’s the First with a Facebook friend, Christen Brandt. On November 1, 2009, they launched it in the form of a YouTube video. That one video became a movement that now reaches millions and has changed life outcomes for more than 800 STF Scholars in 11 countries. In 2015 and 2016, Tammy led She's the First to million-dollar revenue years. She has attracted support from Glamour’s The Girl Project, NoVo Foundation, Andrew & Ann Tisch Foundation, Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, American Express Foundation, and Unilever, among others. Previously, Tammy worked for Hearst Magazines, where she founded three profitable digital properties for and became Seventeen’s first social media editor, a position in which she earned top industry honors. Tammy is a first-generation college graduate who attended The College of New Jersey, earning a B.A. in journalism, summa cum laude and recipient of the first-ever Young Alumni Award.

Voted “Most Shy” in her high school yearbook, Tammy is anything but shy today, as she is a sought-after TEDx and public speaker who keynotes events for corporations, students, and philanthropists. Tammy is the 2013 recipient of Diane von Furstenberg’s People’s Voice Award and a 2016 Women's eNews 21 Leaders Award. One of her personal triumphs was finishing the NYC Marathon in 2014 and sponsoring nine STF Scholars in the process. Tammy is from South Brunswick, NJ and is a former employee of the South Brunswick Public Library.

Prior to the official start of the President's Program, please join us in Wildwood 1 beginning at 5:45pm to be treated to the sounds of two violinists from the NJ Symphony Orchestra. Hector Falcon and John Connelly will share their musical talent, as attendees are invited to partake in appetizers and a cash bar.


Tammy Tibbetts

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


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