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Tiffany Dufu

Tiffany Dufu

Chief Leadership Officer

Levo

New York, NY

My life's work is advancing women and girls. Whether launching a girls' middle school, raising money for a women's college, or running a national leadership org, I relentlessly pursue one goal: a world in which women's gifts and voices are fully harnessed for the benefit of all of us (and where English majors rule).

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Amy Poehler Said It Best

Writing is hard. But I'm writing a book because I've already written my epitaph - she got to as many women she could - and I'm not going to be worthy of it by only speaking on stages. The most common question I get is "How do you do it all?" and one day it hit me this wasn't a personal question. Women were asking me "How do YOU do it all?" because they were trying to figure out "How do I do it all?" Drop the Ball is my honest answer to their question. One part memoir, one part manifesto, this book shows women how to cultivate the single skill we really need in order to be successful: the ability to let go. It'll be out February 14, 2017. Please (please) order it now.

Click Here to Listen to an Excerpt & Pre-Order Drop the Ball
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Don't Let The Stage Fool You

I'm an introvert. It's just that when you're on the planet to advance women and girls you have to speak to a LOT of people to make it happen. For me, it's been about 30,000 people over the past five years. Being a preacher's kid has come in handy.

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Levo

Chief Leadership Officer

At Levo we're committed to helping YOU create a life you're passionate about. I know it works because Levo has done it for me. It's a place where I've learned and grown. And where my kids can write on the walls. Here's me and our superstar CEO Caroline Ghosn celebrating my 2nd Levoversary. #BestJobInTheWorld

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I Could Pinch Myself: TEDxWomen 2012

We are all the cumulative investment of others. My biggest career highlight was sharing the stage with my mentor and sponsor, Marie Wilson. Before founding The White House Project she built the Ms. Foundation and co-created Take Our Daughters to Work Day. She walks the talk in making the world a better place for women.

The White House Project

Former President

I was honored to serve at The White House Project, a national women's leadership organization. The mission: to get more women into board rooms and the oval office. We just might succeed in 2016, with an actual woman, not just a doll. Check out VoteRunLead.org to support more incredible civic leaders.

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Simmons College

Major Gifts Officer

Simmons is a place where they don't argue about whether leaders are born or made. At Simmons, women leaders make themselves. And the people at Simmons played a huge role in making me the leader I am today. When I moved from Boston one of them told me, "When you get to New York, go find Marie Wilson. Tell her I sent you." Following those instructions changed my life.

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Seattle Girls' School

Associate Director of Development

SGS is a middle school that inspires and develops courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change. The future is in good hands with SGS alums.

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University of Washington

B.A./M.A., English

My parents taught me that being in a community meant contributing to it. My most proud accomplishment is that at every school I graduated - from McCarver Elementary to the University of Washington - there's a plaque with my name on it. (P.S. Go Huskies!)

What I Talk About At Cocktail Parties

Innovative solutions for empowering women and girls; leadership development; mentors & sponsors; diversity & inclusion; fundraising; the art of being joyful while simultaneously nurturing a partnership, raising small children, being physically fit and fueling ambition through my career...having it all without doing it all.

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I Move Forward By Reaching Back

Being a Levo Mentor keeps me relevant and allows me the opportunity to learn from others.
I believe that you'll never know if you never ask. And sometimes asking is an act of courage. Thanks to everyone who's Asked A Question.

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