The Sister Accord®️ Foundation’s 26th Annual “Celebration of Sisterhood” Tea Party was held on March 26th in Columbus, OH. The organization, whose mission is changing the way girls and women treat, support and interact with each other, held the event in partnership with The Sister Accord®️ at The Ohio State University Chapter. Over 100 people attended the event which honored Dr. Jennifer Cheavens, Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University; Ken Mathies, VP, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at AAA; Stephanie L. Patton, Interim Area Superintendent, Columbus City Schools, as well as GRAMMY®️ Award-winning recording artist, singer-songwriter and producer, Mali Music (who was honored and also performed). The first Sister Accord at The Ohio State University Member of The Year Award was given to Anne-Grace Bambi, who is a first-year student from Chicago, IL, majoring in finance with a double minor in epidemiology and economics. The day was filled with love, joy and sisterhood. Many exciting announcements were made. NBC4 covered the event. See video here: https://www.nbc4i.com/news/
Founder & CEO, Sonia Jackson Myles, announced the 2nd round of Business Grant and Scholarship Recipients for women in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe during The Tea Party. Five women were awarded a $500 business grant. Two college students were awarded $500 Nella D. Jackson Memorial Scholarships.
Co-Founders of Quigley, Renee Young & Gerald Bagg, joined the event from their headquarters in Los Angeles to congratulate The Sister Accord®️ Africa Awardees. Renee & Gerald have been great supporters of the program since its inception in 2021. Quigley, the largest certified woman owned advertising agency in the country, has given a total of $12,500 to The Sister Accord®️ Africa program. Ken Mathies, from AAA, announced that they will be donating $5000 to The Sister Accord®️ Africa initiatives.
“If we are going to make a difference in our communities, around the world, we must focus on economic investment. These grants will go far in helping these amazing women and students with bringing their dreams to life and assisting with supporting other women and families in their communities. The Sister Accord®️’s mission is literally transforming lives from The United States of America to the continent of Africa,” said Sonia Jackson Myles.
On April 1, 2023, The Holiday Inn Bulawayo hosted the Awardees with a Handover Dinner and Celebration. The Event was led by The Sister Accord®️ Zimbabwe Ambassador, Thabani Patience Gambiza and the MC was Rachel Hwambo. The Awardees include:
Business Grant Awardees
Ellen Hassan ~ Poultry Egg Production
Precious Marangwanda ~ Fragrance making
Irene Kafa ~ Poultry
Panashe Nyawasha ~ La Propotia Boutique
Paballo Mdlongwa ~ Easy Bites/Cakes
Nella Dean Jackson Memorial Scholarship Awardees
Sekai Mamutse ~ University of Zimbabwe
Megan Hassan ~ Midlands State University
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I am pleased to share our great news with you! We will have a limited number of seats available to join us in person on August 31st for this year’s Sister Accord Day Celebration! The first 150 people to purchase tickets will received the highly desired The Sister Accord® LOVE Box! Are you ready for our AMAZING Honorees & Performers for this year’s celebration?!?
Victory Brinker, a 10 year old opera singer who sings in 8 languages with over a 3 octave range, will join us. She was a Finalist on America’s Got Talent last year. Trust me, you will want to witness & experience the greatness that Victory is going to unleash during this event!
Le’Andria Johnson is a powerhouse Grammy® Award-Winning Gospel Recording Artist whose voice literally touches your soul! She was the Season 3 Winner of BET’s Sunday’s Best. Le’Andria’s hit song “Deliver Me,” with Donald Lawrence, was nominated for Song of the Year for the GMA Dove Awards.
Headliner Grammy® nominated Artist Kenny Lattimore sings one of the most beautiful songs known to mankind…”For You,” which is also a wedding staple. The New York Times hailed him as a ‘modern soul man.’ He has garnered Grammy®️, Soul Train and Stellar Awards nominations, as well as the NAACP Image Award for Best New Artist.
As with all of our events, you are simply not going to want the evening to end! We have something very special in store for you! Don’t delay…get your tickets today! Here is the link to purchase:
Remember the first 150 people to purchase tickets will receive The Sister Accord® LOVE Box! Female college students who attend will be eligible to apply for The Nella D. Jackson Memorial Scholarship. We will award two $5,000 scholarships during the 4th quarter of the year.
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The Sister Accord Tea Party Program
The Sister Accord® Tea Party Program is a Leadership Development program for High School girls presented by The Sister Accord® Foundation, a 501c3 organization. The focus of the program is to help young women understand the importance of strong, healthy, positive relationships, with other young women, in their development as exceptional leaders.
With 47% of the US workforce currently female, it will be essential to the viability and profitability of a company, or organization, to ensure that an environment of collaboration, not competition, is promoted among its workers in order to deliver outstanding business results. The Sister Accord Foundation’s founder, Sonia Jackson Myles, has a vision that graduates of her Tea Party program will be a pipeline of talent for her partner companies in the form of co-op/internship opportunities during high school and college, ultimately leading to permanent positions upon graduation.
There have been 25 Sister Accord Tea Parties held to date across the United States, and 2 have been held in Zimbabwe on 8.28.21, launching The Sister Accord Africa (Winners Circle) first Chapters outside of the US. We are truly getting closer to inspiring 1 billion girls and women to learn how to LOVE themselves and each other.
If you are interested in attending the next Tea Party event as a Student (High School Aged Girls) or Mentor (Adult Female), please contact Sonia Jackson Myles for more info.