By Global NewsWire
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, announced that their long-time sorority member and leader, Karen Y. Williams will take the helm of the historic organization as their executive director on Feb. 15. Williams currently serves as the first vice-chair for the organization’s centennial committee, ushering the year-long celebrations nationwide. Karen is a two-time author, financial expert, career executive and has also held many leadership roles in the sorority. Sigma Gamma Rho is known for their contribution of greater service, scholarship, and trailblazing members around the world. The organization is set to host the largest celebration for both women’s history and Black history in 2022.
“We are at a pivotal point in our journey to even greater impact this centennial year, Karen Williams is a leader who delivers results, innovates with excellence and creates a spirit of inspiration for those who work both for her and with her,” International Grand Basileus Rasheeda S. Liberty said.
Founded on Nov. 12, 1922, in Indianapolis, Ind., on the campus of Butler University by seven young educators, it has since welcomed more than 100,000 collegiate and professional women from every profession. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, has served as a home for thousands of collegiate and professional women seeking to serve their communities through sisterhood, scholarship and service committed to “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” The sorority currently has more than 500 chapters globally and is growing in countries like the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, South Korea, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the United Arab Emirates.
This centennial year, the legacy of 100 years, will be illuminated by their message of “Greater Women. Greater World.” The multi-city centennial celebrations will culminate in November 2022 in Indianapolis, Ind. A full listing of celebratory events will be announced in the coming weeks.
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