#LikeAMother She’s The First’s Tammy Tibbetts, millennial social entrepreneur

 

Tammy Tibbetts, 29, bucks common assumption that millennials are a bunch of entitled brats.

Six years ago Tibbetts launched She’s The First, a nonprofit that supports girls’ education in developing countries. To-date, the charity has supported nearly 600 girls in 10 countries — all thanks to Tibbetts fundraising, including her signature tie-die cupcake fundraisers and powerful command of social media and leveraging support on college campuses.

Named to Forbes’ “5 Most Powerful Women Changing The World For Girls,” and “30 Under 30,” She’s The First this year is on track to raise $1 million.

Have a listen to how Tibbetts’ own high school experience, growing up in a blue-collar New Jersey family in which she was the first in her family to attend college — just like the girls her organization supports. She shares with me her passion for teenage girls, which started with her own awkward high school years (voted “most shy”), through her experience as an editor at Seventeen magazine (“I didn’t read Seventeen when I was in high school. I didn’t think I was cool enough,” she says), and to her remarkable work today.

 

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