Transforming Communities


SisterMentors has helped 42 young women to go to college and 65 women of color to earn doctorates. The young women have graduated from various schools including Duke University, Bates College, Goucher College, Virginia Commonwealth University and Northern Virginia Community College. Many of the young women go to graduate school after receiving their undergraduate degrees.

The women earn their doctorates in various disciplines including Mathematics, Environmental Science, Economics, Cultural Anthropology, Political Science and American Studies. They graduated from diverse universities including the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Howard University, the University of Maryland, Louisiana State University, Duke University, Stanford University, University of London and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

While completing the dissertation, many of the women in SisterMentors work full time to support themselves and their families. Once they earn their doctorate, SisterMentors’ women seek to advance in their careers by obtaining professional jobs and positions with higher salaries.

Our graduates go on to take leadership positions in many professions including as executives in the private sector and government, directors at nonprofit organizations and tenured professors at universities.

Our vision for all of our graduates is that they will use their education in the service of others by giving back to their communities through promoting the value of education among women and people of color.