Rhonesha Byng and Tiffany Dufu in Conversation

Starts:  2/21/2019  3:30 PM
Ends: 2/21/2019 5:00 PM
Location: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

The Simmons community is invited to a conversation with Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Rhonesha Byng, and Tiffany Dufu, author of "Drop the Ball" and Founder and CEO of The Cru. The talk will be followed by a reception in the Linda K. Paresky Center between 4:30 - 5:00 pm.

RSVP to ugprogram@simmons.edu. This event will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person.

Rhonesha Byng Headshot

Rhonesha Byng is the founder and CEO of Her Agenda. Her philosophy in life is represented by her acronym of N.E.S.H.A. – No one Ever Slows Her Agenda, which was also the inspiration for her company – HerAgenda.com.

The site is a digital media platform that bridges the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women. The site provides access to content and community that gives millennial women access to information and inspiration to help them get started or to move to the next level of their career.

Rhonesha is part of the 2017 class of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in both the media and dorm room founders categories and was named one of 50 Founders to Watch By ESSENCE Magazine . Previously she was named one of 28 Under 28 by NBCBLK and one of 29 People To Know by BET. She's spoken at The White House during the Obama administration and The United State of Women Summit. She's also received awards from the Associated Press, and the New York Association of Black Journalists for her work in journalism. Early in her career, as a field producer with NBC New York (WNBC-TV) she earned an Emmy award as part of team coverage for a breaking news story.

Rhonesha is an alumna Posse Scholar and attended Depauw University on a full-tuition leadership scholarship.

Tiffany Dufu Headshot

Tiffany Dufu is a catalyst-at-large in the world of women's leadership and the author of "Drop the Ball," 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."

Named to Fast Company's League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany is Founder and CEO of The Cru , a peer coaching service for women looking to accelerate their professional and personal growth. She was a launch team member to Lean In and was Chief Leadership Officer at Levo , one of the fastest growing millennial professional networks. Prior to that, Tiffany served as President of The White House Project, as a Major Gifts Officer at Simmons University in Boston, and as Associate Director of Development at Seattle Girls' School.

Tiffany serves on the board of Girls Who Code and Simmons University. She is a member of Women's Forum New York, Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. and is a Lifetime Girl Scouts. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.