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Sister-to-Sister: International Network of Professional African American (Black) Women, Inc.™   ("Sister-to-Sister, Inc.")

Our Vision

Standing together, building communities of Sisterhood, and realizing endless potential!

Our Mission

To advance equity in all aspects of Black women and girls’ lives through community, vital education, scholarship, social connectivity, emotional support, networking, and forums to showcase their creativity in a global environment.

​Our Purpose

To extend authentic Sisterhood throughout the world through nurturing communities wherein Black females are respected, recognized, encouraged, supported, and loved, enabling them to thrive.

Our Core Values

We create and foster haven communities for open communication between Black women (“Sisters”) to build and maintain strong relationships.

We work together in the spirit of global Sisterhood, to support Sisters’ personal and professional growth.

We lead in advancing Sisters' stature.

We nurture Sisters to leverage their strengths, leadership, and influence, to achieve shared goals while developing their individual gifts and talents.

We actively promote Sisters’ successful entrepreneurialism and actively seek to facilitate expansion and creation of new entrepreneurial opportunities for economic empowerment.

We value lifelong learning and are dedicated to supporting the educational development of Sisters and children.

We uphold the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability in all our endeavors.

Creating enriching communal spaces in which Black women can learn and grow together in their phenomenal womanhood while supporting each other.

Delivering professional development of our members.

Motivating, developing, and training Black and other youth of color, to show their potential that will benefit society. 

Educating Black women, students, allies, and supporters on topics of interest to our community.

Promoting Black female entrepreneurialism.

Giving college and graduate students real-world internships to enhance their competitiveness and preparation for success in workplaces.

Collaborating with partners to generate elevated ideas and programming to promote members’ and youth’s health, social, and career attainment.

Ensuring that interests and perspectives relevant to the African American/ Black community are heard and offers a voice for the community. 

Obtaining results by active participation in communities.



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Board of Directors

Velveta Golightly-Howell, Esq., Chair, CEO, Founder

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Sherry Bursey, Esq., Vice-Chair

Senior Counsel

Western Midstream Partners, LP.

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Bobbie Harbert, M.P.A., Secretary/Treasurer

Financial Aid Sr. Team Leader

Front Range Community College

Joette Bailey-Keown, M.S.,

Director Environmental Operations

Ball Corporation (Retired)


Beth Robinson, Esq.

General Counsel 

Archway Communities

Sandra Thebaud, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Consultant & Entrepreneur


Alexis P. Walker-Dunham, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Sherlenia Sims-Mitchell, M.S.

Product Support Manager, Oracle Corporation


Gloria Montgomery, M.S.W.

Former Child Welfare Analyst, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services,

Rocky Mountain Region (Retired)


LaRuth McAfee, Ph.D.

Senior Assistant Dean, University of Delaware Graduate College

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Advisory Council


Co-Chairs/Board Directors

Bobbie Harbert, M.P.A.

Gloria Montgomery, M.S.W.


Amber Mozet, M.A.

City & County of Boulder


Hope V. Harbert, M.A.

Colorado State University


Carrie T. Warren, B.A.

Nonprofit Consultant

University of Denver (On sabbatical)

Sr. Contributor

Taylor Hill, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Sherman & Howard, LLC


Cynthia Jones,  Esq.

Former Associate General Counsel,

Labor and Employment 

Worley Parsons Limited 

Our Memberships

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Social Justice Connect Founding Member

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Aspirations of Black Women and Girls


Like all human beings, we wish to –


  • Grow stronger physically, emotionally, and mentally

  • Enjoy excellent quality of life and health

  • Prosper economically

  • Serve our communities and society

  • Raise our children free from violence and brutality

  • Learn and teach

  • Flourish  

  • Thrive


Yet, chronic stress faced in our everyday lives is debilitating, robbing us of our full potential and denying this world all that we can be. Restful and “no demands” safe, life-enriching spaces required to gain strength, learn, share, grow, and prosper are extremely rare. Sister-to-Sister:  International Network of Professional African American (Black) Women, Inc. offers safe harbors to rest minds and bodies, while nurturing spirits. 

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