Founder & Executive Director, Sisters Circle
Heather Harvison’s story is the story of hundreds of girls and young women who are working, leading, and thriving in Baltimore and beyond. As Founder and Executive Director of Sisters Circle, Harvison has built a dynamic and diverse community of professional women who serve as one-to-one mentors and advocates for middle and high school girls across the city. Now more than two decades later, Sisters Circle has developed into a successful relationship-based model which provides equitable access to new opportunities, inspires mutual learning, and ultimately expands each young woman's vision of herself and her future. Harvison believes her success is defined by these young women's success: 98% have graduated from high school and 89% have gone on to pursue advanced education. Best of all, Sisters Circle alumnae have re-engaged with the program as mentors themselves, offering younger mentees an authentic glimpse into the promising future that Sisters Circle can help them achieve. These outcomes mean far more to Harvison than the accolades she’s received, which have been many, including featured coverage from the TODAY Show and NBC Nightly News, Baltimore magazine, and the Maryland Daily Record’s Top 100 Women. Harvison is a graduate of the Leadership Program through the Greater Baltimore Committee. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s in business and Marketing from Mary Baldwin College.