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April 2020 Business Month Message

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated

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


Greeting to the Sorors of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

As a business and professional women’s organization, the cornerstone of our programs is the celebration of Business Month.  Our national theme “Business and Professional Women Building the Foundation for Generational Financial Empowerment”, provides us the opportunity to explore the importance of building a foundation for generational wealth during the month of April.  Generational wealth or legacy wealth is wealth that is passed down from one generation to another. As we build this foundation, “person by person and family by family,” our communities will also benefit from a legacy of financial stability.

As we build this foundation of wealth, we also celebrate the importance of business training, business knowledge and entrepreneurship.  Additionally, during Business Month we honor those who have excelled in the field of business and offer programs and events to inspire our youth.

But, today, with the spread of the coronavirus, we face an uncertain future for this country and countries around the world.   I know that many chapters have planned business luncheons and public programs to celebrate Business Month, but I urge each of you to adhere to your local guidelines regarding public gathering and social distancing.  You may wish to cancel or postpone your public events and plan more teleconferencing or web events to celebrate Business Month, including webinars, Facebook and Website presentations.

Soror Vonetta Martin, our Executive Director and I are preparing a list of webinars that you may choose to participate in or you may choose to develop your own webinar and share it on our YouTube channel.  If you have a webinar or web presentation, please contact Soror Martin with the information.  We will publish the list of alternative activities on or before March 27, 2020.

As always, Iota will continue to adapt to the situation, while focusing on educating, empowering and inspiring our communities to achieve generational wealth.   Thank you for your continued efforts to complete the programs of Iota with efficiency, innovation, creativity, imagination and originality.


Dorothy M. White

23rd National President