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You may know Sonia Jackson Myles for all of her many accolades in business and mentorship. From being named one of Essence magazine’s 25 Women of Power in 2008, to being inducted into FAMU’s School of Business and Industry Hall of Fame in 2011, Sonia Jackson Myles is a force to be reckoned with. Aside from all her career success she has also dedicated her life to the service of young girl’s women all over the world. She has developed mentorship and development programs for girls and women everywhere. Also known as a great motivational speaker, Myles has inspired many people with her speeches at churches, schools, universities and conferences.
With all of her accomplishments one might ask, what is next for Sonia Jackson-Myles? The answer to that question would be the Sister Accord. As the author of the book, “The Sister Accord: 51 Ways to Love Your Sister,” Myles has founded specific principles upon which all girls and women who choose to honor the Sister Accord must live by in order to improve their relationships with one another. According to Myles, “The Sister Accord” is a “resolution that encourages girls and women to have positive loving and supportive relationships with each other.”
In these times it is more important, now more than ever, that we as women band together to support each other. Women and young girls across the world endure different hardships, and most of the times in silence. With the prevalence of bullying young girls need to know that there is more out there than negative peer relationships. The Sister Accord makes it possible for women to have positive, loving and fulfilling relationships with each other. “We need an intervention, what better than love, support and positive relationships,” says Myles. This is not to say that under the Sister Accord everything is perfect, that is far from the truth. However, it does mean that instead of using violence, cursing, yelling and screaming, we as women, can find positive ways to work through our issues. “Everyone doesn’t get along; there are other ways to address issues. There are other ways to engage with each other that are very positive,” Myles says.
With such an uplifting and empowering objective, it is only natural that the goal would be to spread this message to every woman across every nation. Myles has a goal of having 1 billion girls and women around the world agree to live by the principles of the sister accord. This may sound like an ambitious goal, but Myles is confident that she will reach it. And with such an uplifting and powerful message why shouldn’t she be? Imagine a world where all girls and young women live by the Sister Accord.
Myles knows that the Sister Accord works first hand. She saw positive female relationships growing up. She knew that it was possible to have loving and supportive relationships among women despite the popular culture ideal that women are catty and fight amongst themselves. “I was inspired by how my friends and I operate with each other. I wanted to share that blessing, I wanted to share that with the world,” Myles says. These relationships have enriched Myles’s life which is what gave her the desire to want the same for every woman. It is refreshing to see women like Sonia Jackson- Myles trying to change the way we operate and communicate with each other. The message of the Sister Accord is one that is so important in these present times. It can be used in any setting schools, churches, and the workplace, virtually anyplace that has a need for the enrichment of female relationships. The Sister Accord could possibly be the answer to the problems we have among young girls and between women. With such a powerful tool it would be a shame if we didn’t use it to better not only ourselves but everyone around us.
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