Message From The Director

The goal of SISTAWorks is a world where all women and girls have unlimited opportunities for economic and educational advancement. This mission has become even more personal to me with the birth of my daughter, adding me to the infinite ranks of proud and doting mothers.

Now I know first-hand what it feels like to deeply yearn for the very best for my baby girl, while readying myself for any obstacle that may stand in her way. Now I truly understand the stories that our scholars have told about their mothers who sacrifice everything to find them a way out, trading the last of all that they have to give their daughters a chance for a better future. While I can only imagine what it is like to shoulder such powerful hopes in a place with such painfully limiting choices, I know how I — how we can help. Join me in enriching the futures for these exceptionally bright lights. Empowering them is an essential step in breaking the cycle of poverty in Africa and beyond. 

In gratitude,

E. Aminata Brown