Step up to gender inequality through education

10 steps provided by She's the First

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Recognize the power of your social media and your networks - your voice matters, so use it!

Have tough conversations. Build empathy and understanding by educating yourself on important issues (like we do with the Action Network!) and engage in respectful disagreement to hear various perspectives.

Do your research - what causes do you care about, what organizations are tackling them, and what are their specific needs at this moment?

Seek out events and networks where you'll meet potential partners in crime that will help you change the world - for example, She's the First's annual Summit in NYC!

Amplify stories and diverse voices -- STF Scholar Elly shared her experience with sexual assault in first-person, and that story alone has resonated with so many.

As students, you can start your own chapter or club on your local campus - our STF Campus Program spans over 200 campuses around the world. You'll find likeminded and action-oriented people to help build your dream team.

Find the skill set that you're a rockstar at and then volunteer for the org you love doing that skill. You'll be so happy you put your superpowers to good use, and they'll benefit from your talents. 

Keep that org at top of mind all year round - whenever anyone's looking to support a cause, share why you support them and why they deserve the extra love.

Put your money where your mouth is. Even if you think it won't make a difference, something as small as a $5 monthly donation or shopping locally makes an impact in your community.

Take your interests and adapt them to social issues you're passionate about - our co-founders were excited about fitness and exercise, so they created Sweat for STF. Now, we have NYC Marathon runners supporting us.

In the words of Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."