Angela D. Coleman is an award-winning social entrepreneur, blogger, published author, and African American Matchmaker. As the founding President of Sisterhood Agenda, Ms. Coleman specializes in female empowerment processes, cultural competence, and sustainability. She is an expert on the topic of sisterhood and issues affecting Black females. She is also the founder of the newly created St. John Youth Coalition.
Ms. Coleman grew up in Newark, New Jersey. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and a minor in African American Studies. Ms. Coleman also earned a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Duke University in and a Masters in Business (MBA) from the University of Phoenix. She earned additional certificates from the Institute of African Holistic Medicine & Science and The North Carolina Board of Natural Hair Care & Holistic Science.
In 1994, Ms. Coleman founded Sisterhood Agenda. As its President for 20 years, she established over 3,500 partnerships all over the world including those in the U.S., U.K., Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and India.
Recognized for the national and global scale of her work, Ms. Coleman is an Ashoka Fellow and has been featured in ESSENCE, Jet, Teacher Magazine, Adolescence, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Phoenix Focus, Nex Generation, The Star Ledger, Virgin Islands Daily News, and Perspective.
Ms. Coleman is the author of the Black Girls Guide book series, Beautiful. and A Journey Toward Womanhood, SHE: Sisters Healthy & Empowered Activity Guide, and 345 Activities of SisterCamp. In 2012, she launched African American Matchmaking, to help Black people find loving relationships with each other.
Ms. Coleman currently resides in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, the home of Sisterhood Agenda’s Sisterhood Empowerment Academy (SEA). There, she enjoys consulting, training, writing, exercising, listening to music, traveling and swimming in the ocean.