WHY WE ARE SO INSPIRED BY THE VIRTUOUS TAMMY TIBBETTS

September 25, 2015

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It's Friday!!! And today  I'm all about recognizing  what I call "Virtuous Women" here at 'Faithfully Me'. You know, the kinda woman who is a hard-worker, ambitious, changes the world, is inspiring, and is happily following her purpose?!
Well, that girl is non-other than Tammy Tibbetts who courageously founded a non-profit called 'She's The First' all the while maintaining her Full-Time job working as a Social Media Journalist at Seventeen Magazine.
Ms Tibbetts describes herself as "a millennial Social Entrepreneur on the run." - a statement so synonymous to a true Millennial Woman on mission to change the world indeed!

SO WHAT'S HER STORY?
She  started off as a journalist graduating from  The College of New Jersey with a BA in Journalism, and worked at Hearst Magazine when she first  launched her worthy non-profit organisation in 2009. She then impressively earned herself the role of Social Media Editor - the first of its kind at Seventeen magazine. But it wasn't until she was volunteering on the side  for an organisation that was sending girls to schools in Liberia  that  she found her calling in life as a Social Entrepreneur on a mission to change  girls' life through education. She says that it was during her work as a volunteer to help more girls go to school in Liberia that she knew that she couldn't just report about problems of the world, but instead, she had to become the solution to the problem, And so she did.
ABOUT HER WORK
She founded 'She's The First' in 2009 - an incredible non-profit organization that champions girls education by sponsoring them to finish Secondary School, as she notes in her website: "when you sponsor a girl, you give her a chance to:

  • Live healthier;
  • Delay marriage and childbirth;
  • Resist domestic violence;
  • Secure a better job;
  • Earn a higher wage; and
  • Break the cycle of poverty."

All of which are noteworthy and compelling  reasons to sponsor a girl's education. And testament to her organisation's mission, all of these sponsored girls  have grown to become the first generation in their respective families to graduate from Secondary School, which is quite an achievement given that a "girl with a Secondary Level education has an 18% return in future wages, as compared to just 14% for boys" (as noted in She's The First's Website)

ABOUT HER ORGANISATION
'She's The First' is on a mission to provide scholarships to girls in low-income countries with the sole purpose of fostering first-generation graduates in their respective families, and therefore cultivating the next generation of Global Leaders.
You can read more about the Organisation's Mission HERE.

SO WHY DO WE THINK SHE'S A VIRTUOUS WOMAN?
That's Easy!
She was actually the first in her family to graduate from College - talk about acting out your own purpose!
She has tirelessly worked to establish this worthy organisation from the ground up by impressively maintaining her full Time role at Seventeen Magazine while she  was following her calling by volunteering on the side.
She's all about empowering other women - a desire which is rather close to 'Faithfully Me's Ethos and reason it launched in the first place.
She was recognized as a "Diane Von Furstenberg People's Voice Award Winner."
She's been featured on the "30 under 30" List on Time and Forbes Magazines, and also featured on Fast Company "Most Creative People 1000." All because of her virtuous work with young girls in the developing countries.
And in my opinion, any woman who can do this is, is very much close to Faithfully Me's heart. Because "She opens her arms to the poor, and extends her hands to the needy." - Proverbs 31:20

She's a Virtuous Woman indeed.

So if you wanna be a  part of this noteworthy change that Ms Tibbetts is actively working towards,  visit the website HERE - www.shesthefirst.org.

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