Kelly Addington and Becca Tieder
Founders of Unite for Change
Kelly Addington and Becca Tieder are experts on sexual assault awareness, prevention and sexual empowerment. They have shared their message with over 200 campuses and more than half a million students. In 2006 they founded Unite for Change, a global campaign to address sexual violence and in 2009 launched the game Sexversations®. They are co-authors of the popular blog and e-newsletter, Kelly & Becca: 2 Soul Sisters on a Mission. They have been featured on Dateline NBC, The Morning Show, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox. In 2008, Kelly and Becca received the Speakers of the Year Silver Star award from the Campus Activities Magazine Readers Choice Awards and in 2009 they showcased at APCA Nationals and NACA Nationals. Their first book is scheduled for release in 2010.
Kelly is passionate about serving her community and has volunteered with The Ophelia Project, The Centre for Women and Alpha Gamma Delta. She is the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from, the University of West Florida and served on the University of South Florida Women’s Studies Department Board and currently serves on the Relationship Equality and Anti-violence League Advisory Board. When she has free time she loves traveling, cooking, entertaining, kayaking, spending quality time with family and friends and she embraces her guilty pleasure of vegg'n out to back to back episodes of reality TV on a rainy afternoon. Kelly lives in Florida with her husband and their two felines.
Becca is an active member in the community and has volunteered her time with such organizations as The University of Tampa, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Alpha Gamma Delta. She is a 30 under 30 award recipient, local Chair of the University of West Florida Alumni Association and a member of the Athena Society. Becca serves on the Board of Directors for The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. In her free time she digs cooking, social media, photography, traveling, politics, live music, playing cards, vegan baking, long naps and kicking it with her posse which includes two dogs and the loves of her life, her husband and their son.