For the past two years we have sponsored an active member to attend the Southeastern Greek Leadership Summit, this year we are proud to have had Maggie Li from the University of Connecticut as the Kappa Phi Lambda student representative at the summit. We also had one of our very own, Victoria Chan, an alumnae from Syracuse University host a presentation on #RealTalk, social media, and Angela Lei (National Vice President), and alumnae from St. John’s University help on the SEGLS planning committee as the Marketing Coordinator.
This entire weekend has been a great eye opening experience! From the keynote speakers, to the educational workshops, there is so much material I can take back to my chapter and council to become better and more unified.
My favorite workshop was the one held by Joshua Fredenburg, “Is your Greek Organization Built to Continue the Positive Legacy?” Every organization takes pride in their traditions and wishes to continue the legacy and traditions of their organization. However, as our generation is continuously changing, organizations should also be up for change. During this workshop, Josh challenged us to look at our vision, and the vision of our founders, or do we even have a vision or direction. Sometimes we lose ourselves in pride and traditions, that we lose our vision. Vision is needed to reach your fullest potential, to be a great leader. I learned to be a better leader, to make an impact; I need to rethink my goals and create a vision. I found this workshop very moving because we all have little goals that we would like to achieve, however if we don’t have a clear and concise vision of what we want to reach, our goals will never be accomplished.
I am excited to go back to my campus and use all the knowledge I have gained from this conference. It was a great reminder to work hard, and you’ll see your vision become reality, “if your work ethic doesn’t match you dream, then the only times you’ll see your dream is in your sleep”. I can’t wait for next year’s summit!
We are seven days into March and many of our schools across the nation have hosted successful events to celebrate women! How will you Be the Best Version of Yourself?
Check out what events are going on here.
We are excited to announce that our National Campaign 2014 is:
Be the Best Version of Yourself
The goal of our campaign is to
- Exercise our right to make healthy decisions for ourselves without socioeconomic, racial, and political pressures
- Celebrate the inner beauty of ourselves as Asian-American women
- Support other organizations’ efforts to educate and protect Asian-American women and their bodies from harm and violence
- Highlight success stories of Asian American women leaders
- Educate and inspire our sisters and spread awareness to our community by recognizing the accomplishments of Asian American leaders
- Inspire our active body to become leaders in their community
What are you doing to better yourself? Tell us on our Facebook page, tweet to us via Twitter, and SPREAD THE MOVEMENT to your friends, family, and community!
Sisters, want a chance to win Kappa swag this month? Enter the giveaway this month: read more.
Kappa Phi Lambda is excited to be an event partner for Take the Lead Launch Event. Be sure to stream the live event on Wednesday, February 19th @ 8 PM EST.
This event is designed to inspire and propel women to step into their own power to close the pay and leadership gaps.
The challenge theme calls women, men, and organizations to action and gives women the tools they need to succeed in work, civic leadership, and personal life. Women earn 77 cents to men’s dollar and make up half the workforce but only 18 percent of top leadership positions. The reasons have been researched ad infinitum. Take The Lead is shifts the focus from problems to solutions.
If you live in the Phoenix area, consider attending the event live at Arizona State University. Otherwise, join 1 million expected participants from around the world via our free livestream, which will be hosted our website and dozens of partner websites. All attendees will receive a surprise takeaway to help them negotiate their way to success in their lives and careers. (Hint: It’s not a mug or a signed book. It’s something substantial and career-changing.).
With speakers like Sheryl Sandberg, Gloria Feldt, Amy Litzenberger, Carla Harris, Michael Crow, Barbara Barrett, and Alberto Álvaro Ríos.
Read more about these powerhouses here.
Even though we are located in different cities and states across the nation, Kappas unite in a common goal: giving back to our community and making a difference. As Martin Luther King Jr. said,
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and in spirit of Kappa Phi Lambda, we are combining our sisterhood and service pillars on this day.
Schools we have participating so far:
- Gamma Chapter: 14th Annual MLK Jr. Day of Service: Clothing and Food Drive
- Delta Chapter: The Project at Brownsville Recreation Center
- Eta Chapter: Jersey Cares
- Theta Chapter: MLK Read-a-thon, MLK Health & Nutrition, MLK Team Bonding Fun
- Omicron Chapter: Rush event at OSU’s MLK Day of Service
- Phi Chapter: KnitWits
- Chi Chapter: Days End Farm Horse Rescue
- GWU Colony: Services around DC with their MGC
- Duke Colony: Million Meals at Durham Technical Community College
- NCSU Colony: MLK Jr. Day of Service by United Way of the Greater Triangle
- Denver Colony: Groundworks Denver
- UNC Colony: UNC Children’s Hospital
In addition to the #MLKDay hash tag, KPL will be using #MLKDaykpl.
Tweets about #MLKDayKPL.
Instagram Photos #MLKDaykpl
This past weekend, 200+ sisters came together nationwide for 2014 January Conference at Andaz Wall Street.
Highlights of the weekend include:
What’s more fun than bonding with sisters and team activities? One that involves a garbage bag dress competition. Who needs designers when we’ve got such talented and funny sisters? Our 22 models!
Cultural & Service
This year, KPL decided to do something a bit different and invite the schools to present a prior successful event on their campus. We had Theta Chapter at Baruch College present their Henna Tattoo event, University of Texas at Austin Colony’s DIY workshop for headbands and Omicron Chapter at The Ohio State University.
Every year, career workshops are a high demand. Our National Board members presented tips on how to networking and interview. KPL had a graduate school panel and invited sisters to speak on their experience and their programs.
Nothing was as exciting and adrenaline pumping as the stroll competition! There were 9 competing schools and the winner is Northern Illinois University Colony. Want to watch their moves?
Stay tuned for the YouTube video link! Learn it here.
Congrats to new Fall 2013 sisters!
Fall 2013 sisters at National Conference.
Thank you to all our sisters for attending, speaking, and for sharing their time with us. We hope you enjoyed the event. As always, feedback is welcome and encouraged! A feedback form has been sent to sister emails.