Cheryl Lynn Brannan
Sister to Sister International, Inc.
“A Seasoned Professional in Political, Civic, Corporate, Nonprofit and International arenas over the past thirty years”
Cheryl Brannan has over thirty years of leadership experience within the corporate, civic, and nonprofit arenas. A seasoned professional with a “unique portfolio of skills,” Ms. Brannan now focuses on what she considers to be her “life’s work.” Professionally this includes serving as founder of Sister to Sister International, Inc. (STSI) a nonprofit organization established in 1994, to link women of African descent globally; as well as President of the Brannan Solutions Group, a multi-faceted consulting firm, specializing in the elimination of health disparities in communities of color; women’s empowerment, education and strategic management programs and initiatives.
She is a former executive at Xerox Corporation with over 20 years of experience in a number of senior management positions encompassing sales, marketing, and human resources. Ms. Brannan holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from SUNY at Cortland, where she studied abroad at the Polytechnic of North London, researching Universal Health care. She also holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College, where she is an adjunct professor, in the Department of Business.
Cheryl is the founder, and CEO of Sister to Sister International, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for the advancement of women of African descent globally. Sister to Sister International, Inc. holds both Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council and is affiliated with the Department of Public Information, at the United Nations. She is also founder of the Xerox Black Women’s Caucus Group, in the Northeast Region, that was one of the first of its kind in corporate America.
Ms. Brannan was the youngest woman to be elected county wide president of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, an organization that encourages Black women to seek elected and appointed positions. She has also served as a mentor to many women who have sought and won political positions.
Ms. Brannan is an award-winning Toastmaster and has attended conferences in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean as a delegate and keynote speaker. She has also authored acclaimed local and global health campaigns for women. As an NGO Representative at the United Nations, Cheryl has spearheaded events and initiatives to support advocacy, networking and resource sharing among women of color from around the world.
Cheryl shares her expertise on various Boards and has received many accolades for her global work on behalf of women and families, along with social justice causes, over the years.