Diversity Reboot Summit

Wake Up to Your Own Power: A Conversation with Tiffany Dufu, Author of "Drop the Ball" & Founder of The Cru and Elinor Ruth Tatum, Publisher & Editor in Chief of the New York Amsterdam News

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Wake Up to Your Own Power: A Conversation with Tiffany Dufu, Author of "Drop the Ball" & Founder of The Cru and Elinor Ruth Tatum, Publisher & Editor in Chief of the New York Amsterdam News

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.” Tiffany will join Elinor Tatum, the Publisher and Editor in Chief of the New York Amsterdam News, the oldest and largest Black newspaper in the City of New York, and one of the oldest ethnic papers in the United States, to explore "Drop the Ball" and The Cru, the peer coaching platform Tiffany created for women looking to accelerate their professional and personal growth.

Meet The Speakers

Tiffany Dufu
Tiffany Dufu
Author of “Drop the Ball” and Founder & CEO of The Cru

Tiffany Dufu is founder and CEO of The Cru. Their algorithm matches circles of women who collaborate to meet their personal and professional goals. She’s also the author of the bestselling book Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less. According to foreword contributor Gloria Steinem, Drop the Ball is “important, path-breaking, intimate and brave.” Named to Entrepreneur's 100 Powerful Women and Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany has raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women and girls. She was a launch team member to Lean In and was Chief Leadership Officer to 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, and as Associate Director of Development at Seattle Girls’ School. Tiffany is a member of Women’s Forum New York, Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. and is a Lifetime Girl Scout. She serves on the board of Girls Who Code and Simmons University and lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Elinor Ruth Tatum
Elinor Ruth Tatum
Publisher and Editor in Chief, New York Amsterdam News

Elinor Tatum is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of the New York Amsterdam News, the oldest and largest black newspaper in the City of New York, and one of the oldest ethnic papers in the United States. Ms. Tatum was appointed to Editor In Chief in 1997, becoming one of the youngest publishers in the history of the black press. She began at the newspaper as a journalist, covering issues local and national issues affecting Harlem and the black community. In addition to publishing the Amsterdam News, Ms. Tatum produces and co-hosts a weekly segment of Al Sharpton’s Weekly Radio Show “Keep’in It Real” – a nationally syndicated talk show. In addition to her career in journalism, Ms. Tatum is a philanthropist and holds many civic positions. She is currently, a member of the Board of Trustees of her college alma mater, St. Lawrence University. In addition she sits on the board of the New York Urban League, the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, the Chinatown YMCA, Manhattan Community Board 3, and the Creative Visions Foundation. She is also the former Secretary of the National Newspaper Publishers Association.