Category Archives: Books

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Teen Guest Post: Starting Something That Matters to Me

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This week’s guest blog comes courtesy of Aaliyah Debose of PACE Center for Girls.  Aaliyah is going to be a senior in high school this year and recently read Start Something That Matters, by TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie. Below, she Continue reading

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Great Holiday Gift for a Teen — and it Gives Back to STF!

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Did you know the newest She’s the First*{Campus} chapter is at the University of North Carolina – Asheville, and that the impressive founder, Becca Wertheim, is already a published author? Each month, her book, Live High on Life, supports an organization Continue reading

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Next Google+ Book Club: Half the Sky

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Since the inaugural She’s the First book club was such a success, we are moving on to round two! Please join us to discuss Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on Monday, November 14, at 7 Continue reading


“First” Ever She’s the First Book Hangout on Google+!

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If you want to change the world, chances are you scooped up TOMS founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie’s Start Something That Matters as soon as it hit Amazon earlier this month. In that case, we’d love to have Continue reading


A New Way to Think About Dragonflies!

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While cooped upside waiting for Hurricane Irene to pass, I finished reading The Dragonfly Effect, a book that compiles the best case studies and strategies to prove what I already strongly believe: social media can drive social change. This will Continue reading


Board Member Kate Engelbrecht’s New Book on Teen Girls

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She’s the First board member Kate Engelbrecht is a New York City photographer who has been collaborating with American teenage girls to document their lives as they see it. Kate started The Girl Project in 2007, and her work culminates Continue reading


Congrats to the Zilch Book Winners!

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This week, we hosted our first Ah-ha! Book Giveaway — a chance for us to give back to our amazingly engaged Facebook & Twitter supporters! Periodically, we’ll give away books that will spark a light bulb in your head, give you Continue reading


Win Free Books: Introducing the Ah-ha! Book Giveaways

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She’s the First is continuing the success of our first book giveaway (congrats Natalie MacNeil; hope you’re enjoying your copy of The Blue Sweater) with the start of a new book giveaway series on Facebook & Twitter! We’re calling these Continue reading

The Blue Sweater — We’ll Give One of You Our Copy!

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[Note: This blog post has been republished from its original location on our old blog platform — comments have been lost, but Natalie MacNeil was the winner!] Yesterday, we attended Columbia Women’s Business Society’s annual conference, and tweeted the action Continue reading

10 Characteristics of Successful Social Entrepreneurs

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As we read The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World, by John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan, we found this description for successful social entrepreneurs and wondered, how many of you see yourselves in Continue reading

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