my life’s work is advancing women and girls.
When people ask me “What do you do?” I simply say, “I advance women and girls.” If they look puzzled I might explain that I’ve helped launch a girls’ middle school, raised money for a women’s college, ran a national women’s leadership organization, or that I’m an executive at a technology company that arms millennial women professionals with the tools they need to be successful. If I’m at a fancy cocktail party I might throw in that I serve on boards or that I’m a public speaker and author. But the most important thing for them to know is that I relentlessly pursue one goal: a world in which women’s gifts and voices are fully harnessed for the benefit of all of us.
I want all of us to wake up to our own power and create the change we seek. I’ve experienced firsthand that power comes from having a clear purpose and the passion to pursue it. Brave authenticity, uncompromising integrity, and graceful resilience along the way don’t hurt either.
here is the stuff people read when they introduce me
Tiffany Dufu is a catalyst-at-large in the world of women’s leadership and the author of Drop the Ball, a memoir and manifesto that shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. According to foreword contributor Gloria Steinem, Drop the Ball is “important, path-breaking, intimate and brave.”
Named to Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany was a launch team member to Lean In and is Chief Leadership Officer to Levo, one of the fastest growing millennial professional networks. Prior to that, Tiffany served as President of The White House Project, as a Major Gifts Officer at Simmons College in Boston, and as Associate Director of Development at Seattle Girls’ School, an institution committed to giving all girls the power to be innovative, confident, critical thinkers.
Tiffany is a member of Women's Forum New York, Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. and is a Lifetime Girl Scouts. In addition to being a part of TARA, a sister group of the Belizean Grove focusing on the next generation of global leaders, she serves on the board of Girls Who Code and Simmons College. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
tiffany in the news
Tiffany’s been featured in The New York Times, ESSENCE, O, The Oprah Magazine, and on NPR. She was named as one of 19 “women who are leading the way” in the Huffington Post amongst luminaries such as Hillary Clinton and Diane Sawyer. She is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, a sought after speaker on women’s leadership, and has presented at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, MAKERS and TEDxWomen. See the most recent press stories about Tiffany and Drop the Ball.