Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc.

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc.

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#iotatalks1929 Soror Vahnita Loud, Psi Chapter, SWR Director
Congrats, Class of 2020.🐢💚🐢🐢
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Shout out to #IotaPhiLambda Sorority, Incorporated! Founded in 1929, #ΙΦΛ is the the first primarily African American Greek-lettered business sorority established by African American business women. There are now more than 100 chapters with membership numbering more than 5,000 in 85 cities and the US Virgin Islands. While not a #NPHC/#Divine9 org, these Ladies are doing phenomenal things in the community!! The Legendary #MaryMcLeodBethune was a notable member of the sorority. Bethune was also a member of #DeltaSigmaTheta Sorority, Incorporated (#ThetaLove 🤎💛❤️🤍)!!! #GreekUnity & #GreekLove from the Brothers of #IotaPhiTheta Fraternity, Incorporated (#ΙΦΘ)!!!! 🤎💛+💚🤍= #IotaPhiLove ✅ https://iota1929.org/
An inspiring and exciting national convention. The workshops were impressive, the plenary sessions timely and informative. Meeting new friends was delightful. Time spent chatting with my sisters from around the country was pleasurable. Watching the induction of the new California chapter (Zeta Beta) was moving. The programs were awesome (congratulations award winners). Cheering on the Pelati and Men of Iota who showed up and showed out, was marvelous. The food was delicious and our time together was spectacular. Congratulations to our president, Soror Stephanie Dilworth, her board and all who had a hand in the planning and implementation of the 88th Anniversary National Convention. You set the bar high - job well done.

This is the official page for Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc, a national business and professional women's organization in America. http://iota1929.org, Visit Us Today!

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is a national business and professional sorority which seeks to:

-Unite in sisterhood qualified business and professional women in order to enhance and improve the status of women in our highly complex, competitive business and professional world;

-Promote increased interest in the broad field of business education among high school and college young women through planned programs and scholarships;

-Encourage the development of personal goals and leadership potential; and

-Establish and promote civic and social service activities for youth and adults. The Sorority’s most recent and national youth projects place emphasis on the social, economic and psychological needs of youth by offering programs of remediation through tutoring, career exploration and teen pregnancy prevention. The Sorority’s aims are to:

-Make worthwhile contributions to the changing socio-economic patterns of our time;
-Project the philosophy of the pursuit of excellence in all worthy endeavors among youth and adults;
-Develop leadership expertise among business and professional women. Today, there are more than 100 chapters with an approximate membership of 5,000 stretching across the width and breadth of our country in 85 cities, representing 31 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 10/18/2021

Tribute to General Colin Powell, Jr. - https://mailchi.mp/e9512814d26e/tribute-to-general-colin-powell-jr

Tribute to General Colin Powell, Jr. - https://mailchi.mp/e9512814d26e/tribute-to-general-colin-powell-jr

Timeline Photos 09/29/2021

October 2021 ~ LMPF Symposium is on Deck! Register today! - https://mailchi.mp/e553d44dd9c5/iota-phi-lambda-sorority-inc-labor-day-greetings-8903001

October 2021 ~ LMPF Symposium is on Deck! Register today! - https://mailchi.mp/e553d44dd9c5/iota-phi-lambda-sorority-inc-labor-day-greetings-8903001

09/22/2021

The Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation for Economic Empowerment of Business and Professional Women (LMPF) is very excited to announce its 2021 Virtual I3 Symposium: Perfecting Your Pandemic Pivot. This phenomenal event (complete with wonderful speakers) is designed to Inform women about self-care and family mental health, to Inspire women to build wealth and create their own visioning board experience and to Ignite women to seek financial resilience and joy in whatever work they choose. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with like- minded women seeking to perfect their own pandemic pivot and of course have fun.

The Symposium is a two- day event: Friday October 15, 2021 1:30pm – 6:00pm Central Standard Time and Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00am – 3:00pm Central Standard Time. Registration is required. The registration deadline is October 1, 2021.

In preparation for your visioning board experience on Friday, please plan to purchase the visioning kit that will be especially packaged and shipped to you.

Registration is now open! We are so looking forward to you joining us on October 15th & 16th!!
Link to register: https://whova.com/portal/registration/lmpfs_202110/
Click on the link to the video for more information.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLdXwkV1HsU

#PerfectingYourPandemicPivot; #LMPF; #InformInspireIgnite; #LolaMParkerFoundation; #LMPFPPP

09/11/2021

Take a moment. Tell us where were you on this day, 20 years ago! Be safe.

Take a moment. Tell us where were you on this day, 20 years ago! Be safe.

09/10/2021

Café Virtual Events | Capital One

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Money and Balance.

Café Virtual Events | Capital One We’re bringing the Capital One Café experience right to you with live-streamed virtual events hosted by Candace Parker, and online programs & workshops.

2021 I3 Symposium: Perfecting Your Pandemic Pivot 09/08/2021

2021 I3 Symposium: Perfecting Your Pandemic Pivot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UENc-Cm5R3E

2021 I3 Symposium: Perfecting Your Pandemic Pivot

08/04/2021

August 3, 2021 -National Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Supports
Equal Pay for African American Women

August 3rd, marked the number of days, Black women must work in a full-time job to make what White men made at the end of the previous year. That means Black women work 579 days to make what a White man makes in 365 days. According to a report from census data, Black women in 2021 made 63 cents for every dollar made by a White man.

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. stands with NCNW and its members in supporting the Black Women’s Equal Pay Resolution put forth by Congresswoman Alma Adams and the Paycheck Fairness Act, to close the gender wage gap by closing loopholes in the pay discrimination laws. This Act was passed by the House but not the Senate. We can support the goal of pay fairness by contacting our Senators and urging them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act the next time it comes up for a vote. Let’s work to raise the awareness of equal pay for equal work. Remember, when women succeed, families succeed!

Dorothy M White
23rd National President
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

August 3, 2021 -National Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Supports
Equal Pay for African American Women

August 3rd, marked the number of days, Black women must work in a full-time job to make what White men made at the end of the previous year. That means Black women work 579 days to make what a White man makes in 365 days. According to a report from census data, Black women in 2021 made 63 cents for every dollar made by a White man.

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. stands with NCNW and its members in supporting the Black Women’s Equal Pay Resolution put forth by Congresswoman Alma Adams and the Paycheck Fairness Act, to close the gender wage gap by closing loopholes in the pay discrimination laws. This Act was passed by the House but not the Senate. We can support the goal of pay fairness by contacting our Senators and urging them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act the next time it comes up for a vote. Let’s work to raise the awareness of equal pay for equal work. Remember, when women succeed, families succeed!

Dorothy M White
23rd National President
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

07/03/2021

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06/19/2021

Emancipation Day! #juneteenth #lmpf #iotaphilambdasororityinc

06/14/2021

We are extremely pleased to announce that the winner of the Year of the Woman Influencer Award Campaign (Businesswoman Category) for the Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation is Dr. Betty Speaks. She successfully completed the challenge with the most points and raised the most funds during the competition. She was able to use social media to help amplify LMPF's messages for this campaign and bring visibility to the organization.

For her outstanding work, she is the recipient of a wonderful opportunity to converse with Gayle Jennings-O'Byrne, The WOCstar Fund, along with other prizes that will be announced at the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. 92nd Anniversary National Virtual Convention Awards Banquet, Saturday July 31, 2021. Congratulations Dr. Betty!!

Thank you so much to all our nominees for a close competition, and we look forward to next year's challenge.

06/10/2021

"We are extremely pleased to announce that the winner of the Year of the Woman Influencer Award Campaign (Soror category) for the Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation is Soror Lonnie Kincaid-Gallaher. She successfully completed the challenge with the most points and raised the most funds during the competition. She was able to use social media to help amplify LMPF's messages for this campaign and bring visibility to the organization. "
For her outstanding work, she is the recipient of a wonderful opportunity to converse with Gayle Jennings-O'Byrne, The WOCstar Fund, along with other prizes that will be announced at the 92nd Anniversary National Virtual Convention Awards Banquet, Saturday July 31, 2021. Congratulation Soror Lonnie!!
Thank you so much to all our nominees for a close competition, and we look forward to next year's challenge.

06/09/2021

Join us for this FREE event!!!

Calling all Middle School & High School Students, Parents, FILS, Sorors, Pelatis & MOI! Join us for the 1st Youth Summit: Leading for the Future sponsored by LMPF during the Virtual 92nd Anniversary National Convention of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Click the link below and register today!

https://forms.gle/2bjGjkofKB9odRM78

06/09/2021

Calling all Youth Entrepreneurs & Business Owners willing to serve as Virtual Mentors! Join us for The Elevator Pitch...An entrepreneurship training program and competition for middle and high school students! A $1000 prize to the middle and high school 1st place winners, and monetary prizes for 2nd & 3rd place winners! Sign up for the experience or to be a mentor today! #LMPF #LMPFYouthSummit #IotaPhiLambda

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06/08/2021

Don't miss out on this FREE event for the youth in our communities. Register now!!

Calling all Middle School & High School Students, Parents, FILS, Sorors, Pelatis & MOI! Join us for the 1st Youth Summit: Leading for the Future sponsored by LMPF during the Virtual 92nd Anniversary National Convention of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Click the link below and register today!

https://forms.gle/2bjGjkofKB9odRM78

06/08/2021

Calling all Youth Entrepreneurs & Business Owners willing to serve as Virtual Mentors! Join us for The Elevator Pitch...An entrepreneurship training program and competition for middle and high school students! A $1000 prize to the middle and high school 1st place winners, and monetary prizes for 2nd & 3rd place winners! Sign up for the experience or to be a mentor today! #LMPF #LMPFYouthSummit #IotaPhiLambda

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06/01/2021

Happy Founder's Day to the Sorors of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.!!

Happy Founder’s Day to the Illustrious Business & Professional Women of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. to which we serve as the charitable arm! #iotaphilambdasorority #lmpf

06/01/2021
05/31/2021

As we pause in our busy lives to celebrate the history of this illustrious organization, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., we also pay homage to the many men and women who gave their lives so that we may enjoy life in a country built on the hopes of freedom and liberty for all its citizens.

This year has been one of discovery and remembrance for the African American community. This weekend we remember the people of Tulsa, OK, who had their lives destroyed by racism and bigotry. Today, while attending virtual church service, I discovered another attempt to bury the role of African Americans in the history of this country.

According to Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner David Blight, the first organized commemoration of Memorial Day was held by freed slaves and white missionaries on May 1, 1865 in Charleston, S.C. at a former racetrack, where Confederate soldiers had held captured Union soldiers. As the Union soldiers died, they were buried in mass graves, so African American residents of the city decided to give the soldiers a proper burial.

Several days before the event, a number of African American Charlestonians reorganized the graves into rows and built a 10-foot-tall white fence around them. An archway overhead spelled out “Martyrs of the Race Course” in black letters. According to the article, on May 1 about 10,000 people paid tribute to these fallen soldiers by parading around the racetrack while holding roses and singing patriotic songs and spirituals. The crowd consisted of members of local Aid Societies, African American pastors, Union soldiers, and missionaries. At the end of the parade, the roses were laid on the graves of the fallen soldiers. According to the book “Race and Reunion” written by David Blight, this tribute gave birth to the American tradition of celebrating Memorial Day. He stated, “The war was over, and Memorial Day had been founded by African Americans in a ritual of remembrance and consecration.”

The fact that the freed slaves’ Memorial Day tribute is not well known is symbolic of the struggle that we continue to face, as African Americans, to be fully recognized for our contributions to American history. We continue the fight for equal recognition as a major contributor to the history of this country. Happy Memorial Day!

Information is taken from an article featured in Time Magazine, written by Olivia B. Waxman.

Dorothy M White
23rd National President
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority

As we pause in our busy lives to celebrate the history of this illustrious organization, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., we also pay homage to the many men and women who gave their lives so that we may enjoy life in a country built on the hopes of freedom and liberty for all its citizens.

This year has been one of discovery and remembrance for the African American community. This weekend we remember the people of Tulsa, OK, who had their lives destroyed by racism and bigotry. Today, while attending virtual church service, I discovered another attempt to bury the role of African Americans in the history of this country.

According to Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner David Blight, the first organized commemoration of Memorial Day was held by freed slaves and white missionaries on May 1, 1865 in Charleston, S.C. at a former racetrack, where Confederate soldiers had held captured Union soldiers. As the Union soldiers died, they were buried in mass graves, so African American residents of the city decided to give the soldiers a proper burial.

Several days before the event, a number of African American Charlestonians reorganized the graves into rows and built a 10-foot-tall white fence around them. An archway overhead spelled out “Martyrs of the Race Course” in black letters. According to the article, on May 1 about 10,000 people paid tribute to these fallen soldiers by parading around the racetrack while holding roses and singing patriotic songs and spirituals. The crowd consisted of members of local Aid Societies, African American pastors, Union soldiers, and missionaries. At the end of the parade, the roses were laid on the graves of the fallen soldiers. According to the book “Race and Reunion” written by David Blight, this tribute gave birth to the American tradition of celebrating Memorial Day. He stated, “The war was over, and Memorial Day had been founded by African Americans in a ritual of remembrance and consecration.”

The fact that the freed slaves’ Memorial Day tribute is not well known is symbolic of the struggle that we continue to face, as African Americans, to be fully recognized for our contributions to American history. We continue the fight for equal recognition as a major contributor to the history of this country. Happy Memorial Day!

Information is taken from an article featured in Time Magazine, written by Olivia B. Waxman.

Dorothy M White
23rd National President
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority

05/30/2021

Official Iota news. Members get your ticket and seat today for Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. 's 92nd Anniversary National Convention. Contact your Regional Director or local Chapter President for Call to Convention details. There's time to provide your ads, select a favorite vendor to participate, and get ready to handle the business of Iota while celebrating members and what we do.

Official Iota news. Members get your ticket and seat today for Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. 's 92nd Anniversary National Convention. Contact your Regional Director or local Chapter President for Call to Convention details. There's time to provide your ads, select a favorite vendor to participate, and get ready to handle the business of Iota while celebrating members and what we do.

05/27/2021

Calling all members...Don't wait, register today for the 92nd Anniversary National Virtual Convention. Contact your Regional Director or Chapter President for the Call to Convention and details on online registration. https://iota1929.org.

Calling all members...Don't wait, register today for the 92nd Anniversary National Virtual Convention. Contact your Regional Director or Chapter President for the Call to Convention and details on online registration. https://iota1929.org.

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In keeping with our founder’s vision, chapters and members of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority implement and execute programs and projects throughout the year to further the aims and ideals of the organization. These initiatives include:

NATIONAL PROJECTS

-Lola M. Parker Award (Outstanding Woman of the Year)

-Tutorial – Members assist the educational system by providing remedial help for those with academic weaknesses, and work to eradicate illiteracy.

-Mahala S. Evans Award (Outstanding Soror of the Year)

-Career Exploration – Programs are designed to help broaden youths’ awareness of career opportunities and to assist in preparing them for the world of work.

-Toys “U” Can’t Return: A teen pregnancy prevention project designed to help educate communities about teen pregnancy and develop effective action agendas for preventing children from having children.

-Iota Mothers Assistance Program (IMAP) – Program designed to provide outreach services to meet the needs of teen and disadvantaged mothers.

-Youth: Future Iota Leaders (FIL) – are pr***en and teenage girls and boys who are mentored by members of the Iota family. Programs provide socialization and development opportunities for youth leadership training, and encourage them to realize their potentials to the fullest.

-Scholarships – are awarded annually on the chapter, regional, and national levels.


NATIONAL PROGRAMS

-American Education Week — Members work in support of the National Education Association via its national theme to celebrate and embrace America’s public schools.

-Black History Month — Programs are designed to encourage youth and adults to understand the issues faced by African Americans, to share ideas and reactions, and to recognize African Americans who have had a significant impact on our nation and the world.

-Correspondence Week — Iota’s program designed to foster sisterhood throughout its membership.

-Business Month — Iota’s capstone programs occur throughout the month of April. Activities focus on efforts to stimulate interest in business education and to recognize to those who have made outstanding achievements in the field of business.

-Founder’s Day- Celebrated annually on the first day of June throughout Iotaland.

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National Headquarters 1440 G Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington D.C., DC
20005

General information

It all began back in 1929, when Lola Mercedes Parker and six other visionary women came together in Chicago, Illinois. Tweet us @Iota_Phi_Lambda

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Monday 6pm - 8pm
Tuesday 5pm - 9pm
Thursday 5pm - 9pm
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