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Divine Nine Member Spotlight | Dr. Jennifer Bryant | Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

By Dr. Sharon H. Porter | Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 6:00 AM ET

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Who or what inspired you to become a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.?

"Zetas are Finer Women with Vision! “Often imitated but never duplicated, Zetas have been Finer since 1920, when Finer Womanhood became a sorority hallmark. Zeta represents diverse careers ranging from businesswomen, elected officials, educators, doctors, nurses, military, and attorneys.”

My Big Why

Sisterhood and support: The desire for a strong social and professional network motivated me to join the Graduate Chapter of Delta Zeta Zeta in Prince George’s County. The idea of a supportive community was a significant inspiration.

Leadership and personal development: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. often provides leadership and personal development opportunities that can be attractive to individuals seeking growth and self-improvement. The chance to learn from others and to help others enhance their skills influenced my decision.

Philanthropy and community service: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. prioritizes philanthropy and community service as an integral part of its values and mission. If you have a passion for making a positive impact in your community or supporting specific causes, this aspect of sorority life drew me in.

Networking and professional opportunities: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. offers extensive networking opportunities and connections.

Academic support and resources: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. emphasizes academic success and offers resources such as mentoring programs and scholarships.

Traditions and legacy: The historical significance and traditions associated with Zeta Phi Beta Inc. are inspiring because it is a long-standing organization with a rich legacy. As a member, I want to contribute to and carry forward the sorority's traditions.

About Dr. Jennifer J. Bryant

Jennifer Bryant is a Best Selling Author, Award Winning Certified Career Coach, Strategist, and Motivational Speaker. She is the Executive Founder of Reaching Within, An Empowerment Journey. Jennifer obtained her coaching certification from the Coaching Federation.

In addition to Reaching Within, An Empowerment Journey, she has over 25 years of demonstrated expertise in helping individuals and teams become high performers and more marketable through her leadership and certified career and life coaching focused on her eight weeks Ignite Your Fire to Transform Your V.I.S.I.O.N. program. Her educational background and personal experiences gave her a broad base.

About Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 16, 1920, at Howard University, Washington, D.C. The Klan was active during this period, and the Harlem Renaissance was acknowledged as the first important movement of Black artists and writers in the U.S.

Since its inception, Zeta has continued its steady climb into the national spotlight with programs designed to demonstrate concern for the human condition both nationally and internationally. The organization has been innovative because it has chronicled several firsts. It was the first National Pan-Hellenic Council organization to centralize its operations in a national headquarters, the first to charter a chapter in Africa, the first to form auxiliary groups, and the first to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.

The sorority takes pride in its continued participation in transforming communities through volunteer services from members and its auxiliaries. Zeta Phi Beta has chartered hundreds of chapters worldwide and has a membership of 100,000+.

About the Divine Nine

The Divine Nine, formally known as, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative umbrella council composed of nine historically African American fraternities and sororities, and also referred to as Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs). The NPHC was formed as a permanent organization on May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C., with Matthew W. Bullock as the active Chairman and B. Beatrix Scott as Vice-Chairman. NPHC was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois in 1937.

The council promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other media for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

Each constituent member organization determines its own strategic direction and program agenda. Today, the primary purpose and focus of member organizations remains camaraderie and academic excellence for its members and service to the communities they serve. Each promotes community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.

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