“A United Sisterhood of Business and Professional Women Striving for Economic Empowerment”


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18th Annual Lola M. Parker Luncheon to Honor Outstanding Business & Professional Women


Join us for the 18th Annual Lola M. Parker Luncheon to Honor Outstanding Business & Professional Women. This year’s honors are Antonette Bryant, Deborah Ale Flint, Monica Pool Knox (Sr. HR Director for CBS Interactive), Mimi Jones-Saenz (RN/Exercise Physiologist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation), and Dr. Katie M. Williams, DMS (Musician and Music Director at Second Union M.B.C.).

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Bay Area Woman Leads Iota’s Far Western Region

Bay Area Business and Professional woman Myrtle Smith will lead Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc,’s Far Western Region. Smith, a member of the local Gamma Nu Chapter in San Francisco was elected and installed in the National Office of Far Western Region Director on July 19, 2013 at the 84 Convention in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to the National Convention she was endorsed by the sorors of her region which includes chapters in the states of Colorado, Washington and California at the 67 Regional Conference in April.

Smith whose professional experience in banking has spanned varied areas to include positions in the Consumer Loan and Credit Card Division, Branch Banking and Human Resources Division.

She was initiated into Gamma Nu Chapter, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. in 1994. She grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since graduating from college. Immediately following her induction, she was given opportunities to use her talents in finance and leadership. She has served her chapter as chairperson of various local, regional and national committees. Prior to her current position, she served four years as Assistant Far Western Regional Director. She has a B.A. in Economics from Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, and an M.B.A. in Organizational Studies from the College of Norte Dame, Belmont, CA.

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., is an international non-profit organization focused on community service. Smith believes communication and availability are key for engaging, recruiting and retaining a successful and innovative membership. Iota firmly believes in promoting growth and development for its members through its varied National Programs while serving the community.

The Far Western Region Executive Board includes regional officers elected at the 2013 regional conference. Joanne Early, also of Gamma Nu Chapter, San Francisco, enters her firs term as Regional Secretary; Pamela Paige of Gamma Mu Chapter, Los Angeles, CA is Asst. Regional Director; Shelley Evans of Gamma Eta Chapter, Fresno, CA is Regional Treasurer and Cynthia Duggan Terrell of Gamma Mu Chapter is Regional Journalist.

For more information on Iota and its programs,  please browse the chapters website at iotasf.org.

Welcome from Our Chapter President

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Gamma Nu Chapter’s web site. You are invited to browse our site and view activities which demonstrate the sorority’s National Programs and Projects.


 Were you an Iota Debutante?

The Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. – Gamma Nu Chapter is looking for our debutantes!   For over twenty years, the sorority hosted spectacular debutante balls primarily in the City and County of San Francisco. Our elegant debutante balls were choreographed by Frances “Peggy” Parham who created beautiful ballroom waltzes, presentations and escorted promenades that featured young African American women who were graduating from high school and entering the world of college.   Click to find out more…!

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