Last night was a surreal moment for She’s the First, as we were honored at the 20th Anniversary of the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, among these magnificent honorees (including world icons such as Queen Rania and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; rockstars like Cher and Fergie; and the lesser known but biggest heroines of all, Dr. Hawa Abdi & her daughters from Somalia — more on them later).
To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Glamour‘s epic awards, the magazine chose young women (average age of 20) who are pursuing their dreams to make the world a better place. Our President Tammy Tibbetts represented She’s the First at the Carnegie Hall awards show! Chelsea Clinton (!!) called each of our names and introduced our projects…it was a moment that the She’s the First leaders are incredibly humbled by, and we vow to work our tails off to be worthy of this recognition as we embark on our second year — and the next 20 years! Thank you, Glamour!
There will be a series of blog posts capturing the inspiring women of the evening, and to start off, we’d like to introduce you to the Glamour Women of Your Year, Readers’ Choice Winner, 17-year-old Kendall, a trailblazer who shows us you can’t let anything — health, age, busy schedule — stand in the way of making a difference and thinking globally.