Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Sonia Jackson Myles said she hopes readers of her new e-book, The Sister Accord:  51 Ways To Love Your Sister, will understand that love and respect can rule the day in relationships among girls and women.

“So much of what we see in the media tends to be negative, and this book sets the standard for how we should treat each other,” said Jackson Myles. “ It’s simple, yet profound.  I always say ‘Imagine a world where girls and women everywhere are living the principles of The Sister Accord and 51 Ways.  When we come together and fully understand the power of Sisterhood, amazing things can be accomplished!”

Sonia Jackson Myles

The Sister Accord, The Promise That Will Transform Your Life! is a resolution for girls and women that inspires them to have positive, supportive and loving relationships with each other.  The principles of The Sister Accord have been woven into the fabric of the 51 Ways To Love Your Sister to give girls and women tangible tools and methods for establishing strong relationships with each other.  Additionally, Jackson Myles has used the power of imagery to bring the ways to life in a manner that will connect with girls and women from every part of the world.

Celebrity sisters, such as Mikki Taylor, Tasha Smith, Tatyana Ali, Shaun Robinson, Hoda Kotb and many other highly successful women share their insights on the importance of sisterhood in the book.

“When God gives the vision, he will certainly give the provision,” she said. “Through faith and perseverance, I was able to stay focused on the goal and bring my dream to life.”

Jackson Myles, a native of Saginaw, Mich., earned her bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1989 from the School of Business and Industry.  She received an MBA with a concentration in marketing from FAMU in 1990.

“Anyone who knows me knows how much I love FAMU,” she said. “FAMU is where I found my voice!  FAMU is where I first began to walk in my purpose of compassionate service to others.  FAMUans are the reason why I was able to take something I literally saw in a dream, and bring it to life.  From my photographer, to the stylist and creative directors, to the models and volunteers, FAMUans asked, ‘What do you need?’ And when I answered, they immediately went into action.  That’s why I’m so glad I’m from FAMU!  We love each other and we support each other.  You can’t teach these principles; the kind of love that FAMUans have for each other is embedded into the fabric of the culture of the University.  We have to commit to ensuring we keep this legacy of love alive. ”

Jackson Myles’ Sister Accord has become a global, grassroots movement.  She served as a speaker at the 2010 Essence Music Festival in which thousands, in the audience, joined her in reciting “The Sister Accord.”
Jackson Myles was named one of ESSENCE magazine’s 25 Women of Power in 2008, was selected as a History Maker by Bloomberg News in 2009, and was awarded the 2010 Trumpet Award Foundation’s Women in High Heels Award.  In 2011, she was named one of Black Enterprise Magazine’s Top Executives in Marketing and Advertising and was inducted into the FAMU School of Business and Industry’s Hall of Fame.

As a successful corporate purchasing executive with more than 20 years of experience, she is a renowned thought leader on diversity issues and mentors many, including corporate executives and minority and women-owned businesses.

Jackson Myles is also an advocate for youth and women and has worked diligently for decades to encourage and inspire both groups through the creation of mentoring and professional development programs.

In 2010, she served as the keynote speaker during the FAMU Homecoming Convocation and was presented with the President’s Award.

A portion of the proceeds from her e-book will be donated to The Sister Accord Foundation, which has three global areas of focus:  educating girls and women, enlightening girls and women of the power of sisterhood, and eradicating bullying and violence against girls and women.

“The Sister Accord:  51 Ways To Love Your Sister” is now available on iTunes, in their iBookstore, for digital download and the printed version will be available this spring.