Sister-to-Sister: International Network of Professional African American (Black) Women, Inc.™ ("Sister-to-Sister, Inc.")
Standing together, building communities of Sisterhood, and realizing endless potential!
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.
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.
Board of Directors
Velveta Golightly-Howell, Esq.
Chair, CEO, Founder
Sherry Bursey, Esq., Vice-Chair
Western Midstream Partners, LP.
Bobbie Harbert, MPA
Financial Aid Advisor
Front Range Community College
Beth Robinson, Esq.
Alexis Walker-Dunham, Esq.
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Sherlenia Sims-Mitchell, MS
Product Support Manager, Oracle Corporation
LaRuth McAfee, PhD
Senior Assistant Dean, University of Delaware Graduate College
Sandy S. Hartgens
Co-Owner Lock-It-Block It
Renascent Hospitality Management
Gina Roulhac, MBA
Fayetteville State University
Foundation Board Member
Sharon Devine, DSN
Board Certified Advanced Nurse Executive
Bobbie Harbert, MPA
Amber Mozet, MA, SHRM-CP
Tepeyac Community Health Center
Hope V. Harbert, MA
Director of Operations
Community Educational Outreach
Carrie T. Warren, BA
Legal Operations Director
Taylor Hill, Esq.
Sherman & Howard, LLC
Cynthia Jones, Esq.
Former Associate General Counsel,
Labor and Employment
Worley Parsons Limited
Leah Hartgens, BA
Executive Administrative Assistant
Board Director Emeritas
Sandra Thébaud, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Consultant & Entrepreneur
Gloria Montgomery, MSW
Former Child Welfare Analyst, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services,
Rocky Mountain Region (Retired)
Joette Bailey-Keown, MS
Former Director Environmental Operations
Ball Corporation (Retired)
Gwendolyn Mami, JD
Entrepreneur & Education Consultant
Talia M. Archie
Paul Mitchell Fresno (California)
Silent Diamond Beauty
Social Justice Connect Founding Member
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
Serve our communities and society
Raise our children free from violence and brutality
Learn and teach
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. Our public charity also offers educational and other benefits rarely available.