Our Mission

Sister to Sister International, Inc. (STSI) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that links women,  girls and families of African descent globally, to the resources that connect, advance and strengthen them. We do this through advocacy, education and the promotion of African culture.  Developing healthy lifestyles is a cornerstone of the organization.  Our primary areas of focus include Health and Wellness, Education and Global Affairs.

To this end, we sponsor health symposia and campaigns, personal and professional development workshops and seminars; fundraisers to enable charitable contributions and student scholarships; global briefings; communications & academic enrichment programs for youth; publish periodic Newsletters and a Newsflash to promote advocacy and information sharing; dialogue with legislators on key issues affecting women and families; support UN conferences, network with women from all over the world and collaborate with partners to advance our causes.


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 grass roots, 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.

Sister to Sister International has been on the “Move” and we celebrated our 20th Anniversary in 2014!