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National Theme of the 24th National President:
Charlotte D. Berry, M.Ed

Working Towards a Brighter Future

 Based in the great District of Columbia, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority  Inc. - Gamma Chapter, strives to keep wellbeing at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.

"Professional Business Women Propelled by Ingenuity: Intentional  Purpose"

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On behalf of the amazing business and professional women of the Gamma Chapter of Washington, DC, it is my humble pleasure to welcome you to our chapter’s website! 

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. continues to be the first African-American business and professional women’s organization in America, serving as pillars to its communities throughout the United States and US Virgin Islands since 1929 with a rich history spanning 94 years. Our organization bolsters 71 chapters and Gamma chapter is one of the exceptional chapters serving since 1931 for over 92 years. We continue to honor the mission and vision of our Charter Members Benetta Conway, E.C. Cuffey, Marguerite Harvey, Fannie Offut, Victoria Robinson, Florence K. Williamson, and Ruth Williams while propelling ourselves and community members forward through our partnerships, programming, and projects. 


Gamma Chapter has established itself as a groundbreaking chapter. It holds a national reputation for leading with a continuously progressive mindset to achieve success for us and our communities in the District of Columbia! The vision of our Founders and Charter Members has been continuously nurtured and cultivated through the leadership of thirty-four visionary past presidents of Gamma Chapter in Washington, DC.

Our current theme is ‘Back to Basics for Continued Gamma Greatness’ and is our local mission in Washington, DC to support youth, women, and families desiring to grow educationally, professionally, and in the realm of business or entrepreneurial development.  I am very proud of our membership and the history that we stand on as we move forward.  We are excited to serve and hope you join us on this year’s journey.



Vonetta Martin

Chapter President

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Bringing Forth Change in Our Community



Your contribution will assist us in awarding deserving students with and providing quality programming in various areas within the community.


The Gamma Chapter awards merit and need-based scholarships to young women driven to earn degrees in business or related professional fields.


Any student who is pursuing a 4-year course and who has completed at least fifteen credit hours of college work with the average grade of that school, may apply for membership.

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."

- Alice Walker

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