Sestranow is an International and Multicultural community dedicated to fostering a sisterhood in which every member is empowered to reach her full potential and prosper physically, emotionally, and financially, as we rise together.
Message from our Co-Founder
After seeing the ecstatic reaction of runner-up Miss Nigeria when it was announced that the 2019 Miss Universe was Miss Jamaica, I was inspired to create SestraNow. Her response has left an indelible mark on me. It takes a special type of person to celebrate the achievements of someone else especially when she is your competition. That is the type of individual that we seek to join our network. Women have sometimes been labeled as catty, distrustful, and weak. There are a lot of us that need support whether it be emotional, physical, financial, etc. There are also many who have been blessed with access to resources that others have not. But no matter the case, everyone has something that she can bring to the table. Together, we can accomplish exponentially more than we ever could individually. By pooling our gifts, talents, and special abilities, we will create a solid, powerful, and effective structure that is based on cooperation rather than competition, service rather selfishness, grace rather than greed and sisterhood rather than solitude. SestraNow is the vehicle we use to celebrate, promote, and support women all over the world, assisting them to accomplish their dreams.
Stephanie Montgomery is a Licensed Attorney and Real Estate Broker in the State of New York. She is the daughter of parents married 52 years and counting and she is the oldest sibling of their 3 children. She was born in South Carolina, USA and raised in Bronx, New York. She is happily married and resides with her husband in Pennsylvania, USA. Stephanie has embarked on various entrepreneurial feats, service initiatives and self-empowerment projects. Her wealth of knowledge and experience has uniquely equipped her to lead out in SestraNow which encompasses all three areas.
Annette Hicks Gill is from Queens, New York with Afro-Latino-Caribbean roots. She became a widow 13 years ago when she lost the love of her life in a car accident. She is a mother of seven, a daughter, sister, and friend. She spends much of her time working with youth groups, teaching, counseling, and giving other support. Having traveled to 37 different countries, she has an expanded worldview that has afforded her the opportunity to experience and appreciate a vast array of cultures and customs. She has spent the last 11 years between Costa Rica and New York. Ms. Gill is also an attorney licensed in New York State.