Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning nonprofit organization that creates and implements activities for women and girls with special emphasis on females of African descent who are historically at-risk and traditionally underserved. The organization promotes empowerment through: sisterhood, self-development, self-knowledge and self-esteem. Sisterhood Agenda serves over 5 million constituents each year and has over 3,000 Global Partners in 32 countries. Global Partners create an extensive sisterhood network to increase local organization capacity and empower women and girls. Sisterhood Agenda's Global Training Academy, based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, attracts international participan...
May 28, 2013

SHE Sisters Healthy & Empowered Event in St. John

SHE Event 2013
SHE Event 2013

St John, VI—In its third year, Sisterhood Agenda implemented SHE:  Sisters Healthy & Empowered in celebration of National Women’s Health Week on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 11am-6pm.  Sharing space with VITEMA’s outreach event during the day, Sisterhood Agenda provided SHE activities, health information, and coordinate fitness demonstrations for residents in St. John in Franklin Powell Park. 

Overweight/obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke, and heart disease are familiar concerns for St. John residents. “This is a fun event, but one that also has a purpose:  we can be healthy and empowered by making good choices,” states Angela D. Coleman, Sisterhood Agenda President. 

With DJ’s and participation from Women’s Sports Foundation, March of Dimes, Myrah Keating Health Center, Family Resource Center, Council on Alcohol, Drug Dependence St. Thomas-St. John (COAST), Hope, Inc., VI Department of Sports, Parks & Recreation, VI National Park, Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC), and Wisdom Waves Wellness Center-St. Thomas, Sisterhood Agenda celebrated National Women’s Health week by giving away SHE health kits with local resource information, advice, guidelines, and inspiration during this health-focused community event.

This year’s SHE event was special:  Sisterhood Agenda recognized four pioneering female leaders who are doing dynamic work in their communities with Sisterhood Agenda Global Partner Awards given to: 1) Belinda Harden, Founder and President of Mary McLeod Bethune Humanitarian Network, 2) Maimah Karmo, Founder of Tigerlily Foundation, 3) Dr. Margaret Kilibwa, Founder of Tropical Clinics, and 4) Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women.

Sisterhood Agenda distributed over 100 SHE kits and would like to thank Pine Peace Market for its food and water donations. For more information, visit www.sisterhoodagenda.com.

Tradewinds Newspaper Article
Tradewinds Newspaper Article
Apr 12, 2013

New Global Training Academy

Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy

There are no women centers or female-centered facilities in St. John.  As a groundbreaking first, Sisterhood Agenda will create a geographically and technologically centralized academy to continue its mission to uplift and aid in the self-development of women and girls.

Specifically, in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sisterhood Agenda will set up its Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy.  With a media center utilizing the latest technology, girls from around the globe can connect with each other, even in disparate geographic areas.  Sisterhood Agenda Global Partners (over 3,500 in 34 countries) can also utilize the Global Training Academy to access free or low-cost online services such as websites, videos, video conferencing, social media, webinars, meetings, training sessions, and conferences.

Sisterhood Agenda also plans to have overnight accommodations for special guests, volunteers, and interns from abroad. The Sisterhood Agenda Global Training Academy will be a holistic hub from which both locally-based and global projects will be administered.  Working with larger and smaller groups of girls simultaneously, Sisterhood Agenda should reach a minimum of 100,000 girls through its Global Empowerment Training Program.

Mar 5, 2013

New Activities for 2013

Once again, Sisterhood Agenda has been given the opportunity to provide activities in St. John to celebrate National Women’s Health Week in May 2013.  

Hypertension, diabetes, obesity/overweight, and heart disease are prevalent on the island and there are no gyms or fitness facilities.  While promoting natural health with health walks, hikes, and other fitness activities, wellness
packages will be distributed and activities will be coordinated with local agencies who will participate.

As part of the SHE celebration, Sisterhood Agenda will honor the following Global Partner leaders in the health field:
-Belinda Harden, Founder and President of Mary McLeod Bethune Humanitarian Network
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Maimah Karmo, Founder of Tigerlily Foundation
-Dr. Margaret Kilibwa, Founder Tropical Clinics
-Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women

Sisterhood Agenda would also like to make the Sisters:  Healthy & Empowered (SHE) Activity Guide available to other agencies and individuals by publishing it on Amazon with its other educational materials. Stay tuned for details!

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