Delta Zeta to Sponsor Program at the United Nations


(Oxford, OH) Continuing our commitment to empower women as global citizens, Delta Zeta is proud to co-sponsor “Mentoring and Inspiring Women and Girls to be Future Leaders” with the International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development (IFPSD) and its President, Sally Kader, during the United Nation’s 63rd Commission on the Status of Women in New York, New York on Friday, March 15, 2019.

The IFPSD is a non-profit organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It seeks to promote and reinforce the United Nation’s commitment to international peace, security and justice through educational programs, public relations and community outreach initiatives. Mrs. Kader, the founder of the IFPSD, is a peace activist who has been recognized by world leaders and organizations for her contributions towards peace, and under her leadership and strength, the organization has become a successful non-political and non-profit organization, focusing on Women’s Empowerment, Youth Leadership, Human Trafficking, Human Rights and Interfaith Dialogue. Since its inception in 2001, empowerment of women and girls stands at the heart of IFPSD’s goal for peace and sustainable development. IFPSD has brought together women from unique backgrounds around the world to share their experiences and expertise to address the interrelating nature of gender issues.

The program will be delivered by keynote speaker Jenni Luke, Xi Omicron-Loyola Marymount (CA). Jenni is no stranger to organizations which inspire women to lead. As the CEO of Step Up, she leads one of the nation’s most sought-after mentorship organizations.

“Since Delta Zeta’s founding in 1902, we have been empowering women through everything we do,” said Christy Phillips-Brown, National President. “We are honored to join this conversation with global leaders committed to addressing important issues facing women. Also, we are extremely pleased our Panhellenic partners can join us in New York City for this very special event.”

Delta Zeta will be joined by Carole Jones, Chairman, and Dani Weatherford, Chief Executive Officer, from the National Panhellenic Conference, and Ginny Carroll, Founder and Executive Director of Circle of Sisterhood. The National Panhellenic Conference is the world’s largest umbrella organization specifically charged with advancing the sorority experience for its 26 member groups representing more than five million women. Circle of Sisterhood is a non-profit organization founded and powered by sorority women on a mission to raise financial resources to help remove education barriers for girls and women facing poverty and oppression.

In conjunction with the UN Program, Delta Zeta will be hosting its fourth professional women’s conference, Truly Connected, on Saturday, March 16 in NYC. The goal of Truly Connected is to connect with members, build skills necessary for navigating a career post college and provide professional growth to our members.

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Please contact Cindy W. Menges, Executive Director, at, for any questions about Delta Zeta’s involvement in this event.