A Girlfriend is a Sister You Choose…
In The Beginning
In 2007, inspired by her own experiences, Netta Williams founded Sister Girlfriends, an organization dedicated to empowering women by connecting them with other women. Serving women in Cleveland, Ohio, Sister Girlfriends started out as a professional women’s networking organization aimed at helping women take the next step in their journey through the sharing of real life experiences, education and support.
Personal and Professional Mentoring for Women
Whether a woman is struggling with a difficult challenge like single motherhood, a career challenge like obtaining additional education or a professional challenge like writing their first novel, Sister Girlfriends works to match them with other women who can help them take that next step and help them continue travelling towards the achievement of their personal and professional goals. Netta Williams has achieved this by leveraging her own personal network, and by involving other leaders in the community as Sister Girlfriends’ members. Now, the combined power of these networks working together ensures that each woman who comes through the door can find the perfect mentor or mentee to share with.
After great success in offering a place for women to network, both professionally and personally, the women of Sister Girlfriends began to recognize an additional need in the community. After countless discussions about the deterioration of our youth’s moral fiber and self-image, members of Sister Girlfriends wanted to make a difference. Passionate towards becoming positive role models for young girls and making a difference in the community, Sister Girlfriends established their Youth Mentoring Program in 2011.
What We Offer
Today, Sister Girlfriends provides a robust program offering. Women who become involved can find a mentor, become a mentor, participate in our many workshops, seminars and support groups, and find a new set of girlfriends. We truly believe that a girlfriend is a sister you choose, and we hope to match you with women who will become sister girlfriends; women with whom you will connect to build a mutually beneficial support system of empowerment.