Opening Keynote: Tiffany Dufu

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Core Competencies: Communications, Fiscal Management, Human Resource Development, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Management, Planning
December 6 – December 9, 2015
Amelia Island, Fla.

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Sunday, Dec. 6 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer to Levo League and Launch Team member to Lean In

“You already have everything you need to be a successful leader.” This is one of Tiffany Dufu’s mantras, and a message she believes every woman needs to hear. In this moving keynote, Dufu talks about how we can wake up to our own power through the authentic journey of living our own story. By finding our passion and purpose in life, we can write the rules to guide our own unique stories and to become the leaders each of us are meant to be. Through integrity, resilience, and brave authenticity, we can all live our story and shift our consciousness to fully embrace and manifest the highest levels of potential for each of us.

Named as one of 19 “women who are leading the way” in the Huffington Post amongst luminaries such as Hillary Clinton and Diane Sawyer, Dufu’s life’s work is advancing women and girls. Her mission is to inspire women and girls to recognize they are the most powerful change agent in their own journey.

As chief leadership officer to Levo League and launch team member to Lean In, Dufu is a catalyst-at-large in the world of women’s leadership. Having raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women and girls, she was honored by Mattel as one of their 10 Women to Watch and was named by the National Council for Research on Women as one of 30 women making change in the world. She was included in Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women and has been featured in The New York Times, The Seattle Times, and on NPR and Bloomberg. Dufu is also a widely-sought after speaker on women’s and Gen Y leadership and nonprofit fundraising, presenting at Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit and TEDxWomen.

Prior to joining the Levo League and Lean In, Dufu served as President of The White House Project. She also served as a major gifts officer at Simmons College. While in Boston, Dufu was featured in a Boston Globe article that, within 24 hours, became the most forwarded article in history. Before moving to Boston, Dufu served as associate director of development at Seattle Girls’ School, an institution committed to giving all girls the power to be innovative, confident, critical thinkers. In just under a year, she raised $2 million.

Dufu is a member of Women's Forum New York, Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. and serves on the National Board Development Committee for Girl Scouts USA. In addition to being a part of TARA, a sister group of the Belizean Grove focusing on the next generation of global leaders, she serves on the board of Harlem 4 Kids and the board of Students First New York as well as the Advisory Council for Women Ready for Hillary. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.


Updated Oct. 18, 2015