Earlier this year (maybe March) we were all on the phone having a very deep discussion. Yes, it was three-way, haha.
We all were discussing our future goals and what we would like to accomplish. I can't remember who brought it up first but someone mentioned starting a non-profit. All of us were on board because we all have come from economically disadvantaged areas and often volunteer with several non-profits ourselves.
Each of us have careers that involve children, therefore we wanted to be able to start something that could benefit the youth. However, it was equally important for us to build a foundation for women empowerment. Simply put, we just wanted to create something that we believed in morally and something that we didn't have growing up.
We were constantly coming up with names that would be catchy for the soon to be non-profit. Y'all would laugh at what we came up with if we told you! Smh. But anyway, oddly enough, along came the brand "Sistas With Degrees". We were all like yassssssssssss!!!!
At that moment....It started. Brainstorming for days, weeks, even months. We kept going back and forth about the logo, how we would announce it, how would we get volunteers for community events, where would the money come from, etc...... Then it dawned on us. Why don't we just introduce the logo and brand to the world and raise money for upcoming events through selling merchandise?
So thats exactly what we plan to do!
This is not a for profit brand. We are not just another group of people selling shirts, lol. This means something so much more to us. We have several things forthcoming that are designed to give back to the community as well as empower women through various means of engagement.
Please be patient with us. This is a new journey that we have decided to join and we will do everything in our power to keep it alive. Thanks for reading!!!