Remember this website? It’s what She’s the First looked like when we launched three years ago today, on November 1, 2009…I remember exactly the moment when Rachael Datello published the original video on YouTube and when Kate Lord pushed the website live! Christen Brandt and I never dreamed that She’s the First would turn into all this.

Today, we’ve sponsored 265 girls across 8 countries (and that number is about to drastically increase…the Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off is right around the corner! You can still sign up a team, by the way, to help us meet our goal of 200 teams across all 50 states!) We’ve also sprouted 40 campus chapters across the U.S. (they most recently gathered in NYC this October for an epic leadership summit during the UN’s Day of the Girl!)

How can you help us celebrate? So many ways!! Our favorite at the moment is buying yourself a gift, one of our cupcake t-shirts for the upcoming campaign. You’ll be a walking billboard for She’s the First’s creativity and impact! You can order here and 100% of the profits directly sponsors girls’ education, helping us reach our $50,000 campaign goal.

If you’re in NYC, we modified our party plans due to Hurricane Sandy (we wish all of those affected a speedy recovery) … but the celebration will go on, impromptu in midtown Manhattan! If you’d like to join, tweet @tammytibbetts and/or @cjbrandt and we’ll keep you posted on our location.

Leave a 3rd birthday wish for She’s the First in the Comments…and thank you for being part of this journey with us and hundreds of amazing and inspiring girls across the globe. We’re only just beginning! :)