Tiffany Dufu

Chief Leadership Officer, Levo

 

Named to Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany Dufu was a launch team member to Lean In and is Chief Leadership Officer to Levo, the fastest growing millennial professional network. Having raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women and girls, she’s been featured in The New York Times, ESSENCE, O, The Oprah Magazine, and on NPR. She is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, a sought-after speaker on women’s leadership, and has presented at Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, TEDWomen and MAKERS.

Tiffany is a member of Women's Forum New York and Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. She is 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 Girls Who Code, Harlem 4 Kids, and is a member of the Board Development Committee for Girls Scouts USA. She earned a BA and an MA in English from the University of Washington.

Tiffany’s forthcoming book, DROP THE BALL: Achieving More by Doing Less, is a memoir and manifesto that shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. According to foreword contributor Gloria Steinem, DROP THE BALL is “important, path-breaking, intimate and brave.”

 

Keynote

Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

Once the poster girl for doing it all, after she had her first child, Tiffany Dufu, a renowned voice in the women’s leadership movement, struggled to accomplish everything she thought she needed to in order to succeed. Like so many driven and talented women who have been brought up to believe that to have it all, they must do it all, Tiffany began to feel that achieving her career and personal goals was an impossibility. Eventually, she discovered the solution: letting go. Tiffany will recount how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others – freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home. Tiffany urges women to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others – only then can they focus on what the truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their goals and create the type of rich, rewarding life we all desire.

Learning Objectives:

  • Reevaluate expectations and meaningfully engage the assistance of others
  • Shrink your to-do list
  • Embrace imperfection