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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.


Beth Robinson, Esq.

General Counsel 

Archway Communities


Alexis  Walker-Dunham, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Sherlenia Sims-Mitchell, MS

Product Support Manager, Oracle Corporation


LaRuth McAfee, PhD

Senior Assistant Dean, University of Delaware Graduate College

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Sandy S. Hartgens

Co-Owner Lock-It-Block It

Renascent Hospitality Management

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Gina Roulhac, MBA

Fayetteville State University

 Foundation Board Member

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Sharon Devine, DNP

Board Certified Advanced Nurse Executive

Aspen University, Graduate Nursing Programs, Associate Professor

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Camira Whitney 

Syracuse University (Freshman)

Advisory Council


Chair/Board Director

Bobbie Harbert, MPA


Amber Mozet, MA, SHRM-CP


HR Manager, Tepeyac Community Health Center


Hope V. Harbert, MA

Director of Operations 

Community Educational Outreach


Carrie T. Warren, BA

Legal Operations Director



Taylor Hill, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Sherman & Howard, LLC

Sr. Advisor

Cynthia Jones,  Esq.

Former Associate General Counsel,

Labor and Employment 

Worley Parsons Limited 

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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

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Bobbie Harbert, MPA

Financial Aid Advisor and Instructor

Front Range Community College

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Former Contributors  


Talia M. Archie


Paul Mitchell Fresno (California)

Silent Diamond Beauty

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Angela White

Apria Healthcare


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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.  Our public charity also offers educational and other benefits rarely available.

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