Circle of Sisterhood Foundation

NGLA is proud to partner with the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation.

The Circle of Sisterhood and Rho Lambda invite you to attend #GRLPOWER as part of the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference.


Saturday, February 27 from 11:00am - 11:30am

Sorority women are a powerful force for good. With over 350,000 active college sorority women and more than 5 million living alumnae, we put a lot of goodness into the world. We are a community of women focused on altruism, education, civic engagement, sisterhood, leadership, justice and exemplifying ethical values. We work hard – together - to make the world a better place.

Join Circle of Sisterhood and Rho Lambda at our meetup to appreciate the power that we have as one community of women. Let's talk about the good we put into the world. Let's network. Let's connect. Let's share ideas. Let's appreciate #GRLPWR. Let's talk about how to make our sorority communities better and agree to make an impact on our world. You know what Queen Bey says, 'Who Run the World? Girls!'

BONUS: Rho Lambda will be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to two lucky attendees!



With nearly 80 programs offered during six Undergraduate Education Blocks, creating your personal agenda involves some tough choices about what sessions to attend. The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation recommends the following programs 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference programs to its members:

Change Makers and Culture Shifters: Making the Most of Your Influence presented by Lizz Clark

Friday, February 26, 2021 from 1:15pm - 2:15pm

We all want to make a difference in the world. But figuring out how- especially in polarizing times like these- seems to be the greatest hurdle we face. Let's dive inward to first recognize our own bias, discover how to best connect with others so that we are heard rather than tolerated, stretch our comfort zones and have greater influence in the world. We can all be culture shifters and make our efforts matter by connecting deeper, actively listening, 'owning our why' and empowering others to do the same.

Two Worlds Colliding Because We Don't Have a Choice presented by Dr. Mari Ann Callais and Sabur Woldu 

Friday, February 26, 2021 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Different races, generations, and perspectives is bound to cause division and diversion. Willingness to stop and listen after you collide opens a new path to listen and learn from someone willing to challenge you. We come from different worlds and are on different paths. We have learned to talk, listen, and take action because we care about one another. This session is a young black woman and an older white woman engaging in critical conversations about racism in sororities and fraternities and how we can make a change together.

Be Your Own Hero Becoming an Ambassador for Inclusion presented by Robert Wilson

Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 1:15pm - 2:15pm


Be Your Own Hero is designed to challenge and prepare you to become an ambassador for inclusion in your chapter as well as on your campus. Using both recent and historical examples of students and leaders who stepped up, and activities which teach you how to be courageous, this session will help you position yourself as a leader, able to create and maintain a trusting organization both internally in your organization and externally on your campus and community. Key concepts include implicit association, micro-aggression, majority privilege, courageous conversations.


Virtual Leadership: Keeping Members Engaged Remotely presented by Chris Butsch

Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm


As colleges redefine how student organizations will operate safely on campus, student leaders must also shift how they operate. Limitations on gatherings may lead to students feeling disconnected and impact mental health, underscoring the need for increased engagement within organizations. So as a student leader, how can you keep your members focused and engaged during the 'New Normal'? Join globetrotting leadership expert Chris Butsch as he shares his all-new Virtual Leadership Toolkit. First, you'll learn how to protect your own mental health as a leader during these challenging times. Next, Chris will teach you how to conduct well-attended virtual meetings, design quarantine-friendly programming, and leverage clever online tools to lasso back your member base and recapture engagement. By mixing personal development with practical application, this program helps student leaders master the basics of remote leadership so that more members can stay connected, positive, and engaged.



Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm


In this incredibly inspirational and motivational session on leading in a time of crisis, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg will not only empower participants with the fundamentals of resiliency and grit that will enable them to overcome any challenge or obstacle that is standing between them and their desired goals during challenging and uncertain times, but more importantly, he will provide participants with real-life experiences and the fundamentals of resiliency and grit that have enabled him to attain personal, academic, career, and leadership success within his area of expertise.


Ladies Drop the F Bomb presented by Tina VanSteenbergen

Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 1:15pm - 2:15pm


Feminism, ladies. The world is changing for women, maybe now more than ever. Whether or not you mourned RBG, are a fan of Naomi Osaka or a reboot of the Golden Girls, we can't deny that in the last few years, women are what we've been talking about. As women, what is our role in those conversations? As sororities, do we have a place in these discussions? What's your role? Whether you identify as a feminist or not, feeling comfortable, empowered and confident in discussions about our collective womanhood is what our founders would have wanted for us. As members of organizations that make women better, let's make each other better in a powerful discussion about the F Bomb.