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About Us

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                               Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.


Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., a business and professional women’s organization, was founded in Chicago, Illinois on June 1, 1929 by Mrs. Lola M. Parker and six other women. Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is a national organization that motivates young women to qualify for the varied opportunities of the business world.


The purpose of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is to promote increased interest in business education among high school and college women, and to unite in a sisterhood qualified business and professional women who will encourage, inspire, nurture, and assist persons engaged in business vocations. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors and college women pursuing the business field.


Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. aims to make worthwhile contributions to our increasingly global society, promote the pursuit of excellence in all worthy endeavors among youth and adults, and develop leadership expertise among business and professional women.



American Education Week             Black History Month
Business Month                               Founder’s Day



Lola M. Parker Achievement Award (Outstanding Business Woman of the Year);

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

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



Toys “U” Can’t Return is a signature project to help local communities to learn more about teen pregnancy and develop effective action agendas for preventing children from having children.

Tutorial programs designed to assist the educational system in remediating youths ’ academic weaknesses, tapping their strengths.

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

Career Exploration broaden youths’ awareness of the widening horizons of the world of work.


We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Southern Region Theme

“A Sisterhood United, Focused on Educating and Impacting Socio-Economic Change”

Our Mission

National Theme

“Business and Professional Women Building the Foundation for Generational Financial Empowerment”

Ready to start your journey?

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