Shante Duncan is the is  Founder/ Executive Director of S.H.E.R.A.H. 

Sisters Helping Each other Reach A Higher Height (S.H.E.R.A.H.) was founded on March 6, 2004 as a community sister circle. Our mission at that time was to create a safe space for women of color to heal and connect with each other.  Our current mission is to empower women to assist in rebuilding the community. Our first circle was attended by three women and by the end of spring, we had 30 women from all over the St. Louis Metropolitan area attending the bi-monthly sessions on a regular basis. Since then we have worked with over 1000 women throughout St. Louis and beyond.

Our sessions covered various topics related to womanhood such as parenting, relationships, economic empowerment, community development, health and wellness and self-love.  We welcomed outside speakers and presenters to share different topics and promote their businesses.

Since then, we have hosted several events.  We have hosted an all-women’s showcase, vegetarian potlucks, weekend retreats, annual conferences and an annual awards celebration that honors couples invested in improving the community.

We also created a girl’s empowerment program called the L.O.V.E. Project.  This program is designed to teach young girls of color the principles associated with self-love, sisterhood, community development and entrepreneurship.  To date we have worked with over 500 black girls

Shante speaks on a variety of topics including:


-Community Organizing

-Balancing Family and Career

-Natural Family Living

-Personal Empowerment  

To contact  Shante Duncan, please email  [email protected]