Iota Phi Lambda

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated is the first African American Greek-lettered business sorority established by Lola Mercedes Parker and six of her friends on June 1, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois. The Sorority’s national theme: Business and Professional Women: Furthering the Dream of Economic Independence seeks to focus on advancing the economic foundations of women through leadership, entrepreneurship, education and technology. Today, there are more than 50 chapters with an approximate membership of 900 women stretching across the United States, including the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.