Sonia Jackson Myles
The Sister Accord
Founder & CEO
Sonia is the mother of Kendall, age 23 and Jordan, age 21. She is married to Kenneth A. Myles. Sonia is a native of Saginaw, MI. She graduated summa cum laude & #1 in her class from Florida A&M University (FAMU) with a BS in Business Administration (1989) and an MBA in Marketing (1990). Before launching her Sister Accord business full-time, Sonia was an executive in Corporate America with over 20 years of experience, managing over $20 Billion in spend. She has worked for Ford Motor Company, The Gillette Company and The Procter & Gamble Company. Her last corporate role was as P&G’s Director, Global Packaging Purchasing, managing $6 Billion in spend.
Sonia was named one of Essence Magazine’s “Women of Power” in 2008, Bloomberg Report’s “History Makers” in 2009, Trumpet Award Foundation’s “Women in High Heels” in 2010. Sonia was inducted into FAMU’s School of Business and Industry’s Hall of Fame in 2011, and was named one of Black Enterprise Magazine’s Top Executives in Marketing & Advertising. In 2012, Sonia was named one of FAMU’s 125 Outstanding Alumni, in celebration of the University’s 125th Anniversary, and was awarded The Gillette Legacy Award. Sonia was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award, in the Debut Author category, for her book, The Sister Accord: 51 Ways To LOVE Your Sister and was honored with an Exemplary Achievement Award from The State of Ohio Senate (the highest honor The Senate Of The General Assembly of Ohio gives with the exception of honors given to military persons who have passed away) for The Sister Accord.
In 2014, Sonia received the YMCA Champion of Character Award. In 2015, Sonia was named BCWN’s Woman Of The Year. Sonia received The Torch of Wisdom Foundation’s Community Enrichment Award in 2016. She made “HerStory” in the City of Cincinnati in 2016, as her Sister A.C.C.O.R.D. Leadership Development Program was integrated into the curriculum of The Cincinnati Public School System. Prior to this partnership, there had never been a leadership development program for girls in the district. Sonia received the 2017 YWCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Career Women of Achievement Award. In 2018, Sonia received the following awards: the Women en Blanc Award for her Civic Achievements, the Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools’ Laura Mitchell Shero Award and the Call Me Miss Ambassador Change Agent Award. Sonia’s new book, 51 Ways To LOVE Your Children, was released in July 2018.
Sonia is the Founder, President & CEO of The Sister Accord Foundation, which has 3 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. She is also the Founder & CEO of The Accord Group LLC, which is a leadership development, executive coaching, employee engagement, branding & diversity consultancy. She launched her Dreamwalking® Executive Coaching & Leadership Development Program in 2015 and now has hundreds of “Dreamwalkers” (Mentees) walking in purpose and Designing Their Destinies.
Sonia currently serves as the Chair for FAMU’s School of Business & Industry’s Advisory Board. She is also a Board Member for The Impact Young Lives Foundation, which supports leadership development for youth in South Africa. Sonia has numerous media appearances and mentions from local TV & radio networks across the country to national/international platforms such as Disney, Fortune Magazine,
CNN.com, New York Times, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Today Show, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Businessweek and The Huffington Post. Her most recent feature is in the Mason & Deerfield Lifestyle Magazine, Women’s Issue May 2019.
Sonia is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her mantra is “There is always a seat at the table for excellence—focus on being excellent.”