Sister to Sister International, Inc. (STSI) was founded in 1994 as a family group and has since grown into a network of hundreds of women globally, from diverse backgrounds including grassroots, professionals, entrepreneurs, elected officials, students and activists from around the world.
Sister to Sister International, Inc, (STSI) is governed by a twenty-one member Board of Directors along with an International Advisory Board.
STSI implements its activities through volunteer committees and special programs, related to the organization’s mission, which are produced throughout the year. Members are the life force of the organization and are invited to attend quarterly membership meetings, along with signature events.
Sister to Sister International, Inc. (STSI) holds Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. STSI is affiliated with the Department of Public Information and collaborates with the World Health Organization on health campaigns. We support the United Nations Platform for Action on Women and its objectives regarding Race and Gender Equality, Development and Peace, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.
(in alpha order)
Donna Bell, Melissa Bess, Brenda Bracey, Cheryl Brannan,
Angela Campbell, Vera Cheek, E. Adell Dowdy, Charmaine Golding,
Dana Johnson Sutton, Zenobia Kelly,
Lisa LeFever Booker, Subomi Macaulay, Pearl Quarles, Darlene Russell, Germaine Scott, Zelda Strong-Diaz, Mabel Takona, Marcia White Smith
PROUD HISTORICAL MILESTONES AT-A-GLANCE
We are proud to unveil this baseline research report that provides a snapshot on Black women and girls in Westchester County. This report entitled,
“Still I Rise”
is an extension of our work that began in 2015 with the Obama White House Council on Women and Girls. We have since utilized a collective impact framework and built a cross-section of over 25 stakeholders, working collaboratively to improve outcomes for Black women and girls in Westchester related to STEM, STEAM and Health Curricula and Careers; Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Maternal Health and Healthy Lifestyles; Suspensions, Trauma & the Juvenile Justice System and Entrepreneurship, Pay Equity and Economic Prosperity.
This groundbreaking research is meant to bolster our efforts and assist us in managing by fact. This report is also a testament to the resilience of Black women and girls, many of whom have achieved against the odds, rising to key positions, in government, like the Hon. Andrea Stewart Cousins, NYS Senate Majority Leader. She is the first woman to hold this position in NYS, as well as other Black women who have been trailblazers in the judicial, business, academia, and the arts, to name a few.