Sisterhood Agenda Inc

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Owings Mills, MD   |


Sisterhood Agenda’s mission is to educate, support and empower women and girls around the globe with a diverse and inclusive sisterhood. Sisterhood Agenda provides education, support and empowerment for women and girls locally and internationally with over 5,000 global partners in 35 countries. Sisterhood empowers and heals. Sisterhood is a powerful force for positive social change. Towards that goal, Sisterhood Agenda provides trauma-informed training, counseling, consulting, programs and products.

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Sisterhood Agenda's budget for the fiscal year 2021 is $180,000.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Angela Coleman

Main address

10451 Mill Run Circle Suite 400

Owings Mills, MD 21117 USA

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NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sisterhood Agenda is a global, award-winning, nationally recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization created to educate, support, and empower women and girls with a special emphasis on women of color as a historically at-risk and traditionally underserved population. Sisterhood empowers and heals. Sisterhood is a powerful force for positive social change. Sisterhood Agenda's social impact is expanded through partnerships with agencies, individuals, and businesses. Utilizing a collaborative approach with government, business leaders, and social entrepreneurs, Sisterhood Agenda provides education, support, and empowerment through trauma-informed training, counseling, consulting, programs, and products.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sisters: Healthy & Empowered (SHE) Weight Control, Health & Wellness System

SHE is a trauma-informed youth program for girls. The program's flexibility allows agencies to succinctly transfer the latest research findings into workable, practical action steps for participants. A holistic approach, sisterhood support, mentoring, cultural sensitivity, guided movements and meditation are some of the characteristics that make the SHE program unique.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

Sisterhood Agenda’s new initiative includes the creation of its eco-friendly Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA) headquarters in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, and expansion of its innovative online media and educational system.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

The Sisterhood Empowerment Project is a global project that helps girls recognize their greatness and options in life by providing sisterhood mentoring, a positive peer group, positive media, exposure to career and work options, life skills, culture, and awareness.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work


Nonprofit Steward Sector Award 1998

NC Center for Nonprofits

Jefferson Award from the American Institute of Public Service 2004

Jefferson Award from the American Institute of Public Service

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Sisterhood is the key to empowerment, social change, and freedom. Empowerment is a process by which people, organizations, and communities gain mastery over issues of concern to them. Efforts to gain control, access to resources, and a critical understanding of one’s sociopolitical context are fundamental aspects of empowerment processes.

Sisterhood Agenda's objectives:

1. The establishment of a centralized eco-facility for our vast global constituents, the SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy based in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
2. The recruitment and coordination of multiple sisterhood cohorts comprised of women and girls participating in Sisterhood Agenda programs and projects, including Global Girls Empowerment for 100,000 girls
3. Increased access to participate in economic trends such as eco-tourism, alterative energy, sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, and real estate development
4. An increase in leveraged funds, technical support, and capacity building for Sisterhood Agenda global partners
5. An increase in the Human Development Index
6. An increase in awareness and support
7. The creation and dissemination of best practices for how communities can enable women of color entrepreneurship, particularly social entrepreneurship, to thrive
8. Increased self-development and self-help efforts
9. The establishment of a centalized, maintained resource for finding sisterhood services, the online Global Sisterhood Directory
10. Increased leadership development
11. Increased development of transferable skills of benefit to diverse industry sectors
12. Increased awareness of work and career options
13. Increased access to business funding and financing, social enterprise solutions
14. Work, family, life balance
15. Business development growth plans and projections

With over twenty-five years of sisterhood success, Sisterhood Agenda recently held its anniversary event, Celebrating Sisterhood: 25 Years of Service, at the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Federal, state, local, national, and international projects include the following:

1. Sisters In Business, an economic development resource for women entrepreneurs
2. SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy, eco-facility built on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands to serve Sisterhood Agenda’s mission and its global network
3. Sisterhood of Greatness, a manifesto for sisterhood learning, service, and growth
4. Sister Circles, women’s group for holistic health, healing, resource-sharing
5. Social Enterprise Solutions, creative financial strategies that generate revenues while optimizing available resources and serving the public good
6. Mentoring: Sisterhood Advisor, sisterhood support services
7. Counseling: Sisterhood Advisor, sisterhood support services
8. Publications: Girls Guide book series: Life After ACEs: Overcoming Girlhood Trauma, How to Relax & Let Go, Sisterhood Agenda Magazine, Beautiful., How to Create a Health and Healing Space to Empower Women and Girls, Meditation Handout with Bonus Affirmations
9. Sisterhood Gatherings, self-development sessions workshops, and presentations
10. A Journey Toward Womanhood, comprehensive prevention strategy for girls
11. SisterCamp, a summer enrichment program for girls
12. Global Educational Empowerment for 100,000 Girls, international project to scale Sisterhood Agenda programs and services
13. Men & Sisterhood, how men can aid the mission to educate, support, and empower women and girls
14. SHE: Sisters, Healthy & Empowered, health curriculum for women and girls
15. Young Sister on the Rise Scholarship, educational funds for higher learning

Our team, our passion, and our positive energy set the foundation for Sisterhood Agenda's work. Sisterhood Agenda educates, supports, and empowers women and girls with its diverse and inclusive sisterhood network of over 2 million, a network majority comprised of women of color.

Sisterhood Agenda offers partnerships, trauma-informed training, counseling, consulting, programs, and products for its global sisterhood network comprised of over 6,000 agencies in 36 countries (over 4,000 partners in U.S. states and its Territories), including international women business leaders.

With a focus on women and girls of color, Sisterhood Agenda has been partnering with agencies working at the grassroots level with women and girls, other nonprofit agencies, and business owners for over twenty-five years. Increasing the capacity of our global network is the strategy to uplift women and girls, our families, and our respective communities. Together, we thrive. Together, we win.

Our sisterhood team includes our Founder and President, Angela D. Coleman. Angela is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in African American Studies. She has an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Duke University. Angela holds additional certificates from the Institute of African Holistic Medicine & Science. Her research topics include business management, global markets, self-esteem, racial identity, self-definition, and stigmatization processes. She has over 30 years of nonprofit work experience, nationally and internationally.

Ms. Coleman is the author of over 20 books and has facilitated numerous presentations and classes on entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, business plan development, fundraising, writing winning grant proposals, youth development strategies, service evaluation, and racial identity. She has served as the Project Director for numerous federal and local government- funded Sisterhood Agenda projects. As an Adjunct Professor, Angela Coleman taught and mentored hundreds of college students regarding economics, business management, and business math.

Ms. Coleman has been featured in several local and national publications including Essence, Jet, Heart & Soul, Pink, Carolina Woman, and Business Leader. She has been awarded the Jefferson Award from the American Institute of Public Service, the National Association of

Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME) Certificate of Achievement, Phoenix Rising Award, Today’s Black Woman Leadership Award, the Young Adult Leadership Award from The Women’s Forum of North Carolina, and the Opening Doors Award from the Business and Professional Women’s Association. Angela Coleman was selected for the presti

Our team also includes Sisterhood Agenda Special Advisors:

• Blanche Williams, MS
• Monjia Belizaire, MRED, LEEP AP
• Yolanda Goode-Seay, RDH, LMT

Sisterhood Agenda is the recipient of over thirty awards, recognized for its innovative programming, outstanding commitment to the public trust, emphasis on research and evaluation, diversified funding strategy and method of cost-sharing with program participants.

Sisterhood Agenda has been contacted by over thousands of agencies locally, nationally, and globally for curriculum information and educational materials and the website,, has received a high number of views with income for our global sisterhood network constituents in the upper 50%:

With over 17 million Google impressions and a network of over 2.2 million women, Sisterhood Agenda is a growing agency with new global partners and sisterhood network sign-ups every week.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


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Sisterhood Agenda Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Angela Coleman

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Ayana Coleman Dixon

Sisterhood Agenda

Angela Coleman

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/31/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/31/2022

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  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.