20 Famous Zeta Phi Beta Members To Know

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college-educated founded in 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC.


The five trailblazers of this fine sisterhood included:

Arizona Cleaver Stemons

Pearl Anna Neal

Myrtle Tyler Faithful

Viola Tyler Goings

Fanny Pettie Watts


 It’s the Sisterhood for Us as we celebrate these extraordinary women and the legacy they established. 

Among the four Divine Nine sororities, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. has trailblazers  across all industries. Ranging from the arts to business there are several notable Zeta Phi Beta Members who are also famous.  If you’ve ever wondered if you should join a sorority, the below list of 20 women will surely persuade you. Beyond being associated with members who are considered famous, joining a sorority provides an immense opportunity to contribute to your community and make an impact through various philanthropic initiatives and sisterhood activities.


What is an honorary Member of Zeta Phi Beta?

Similar to our previous Famous AKAs blog post, this list includes honorary members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Honorary Membership is the highest honor extended to women who have made significant contributions to society while excelling in their chosen fields.


Zetas in the Arts:

  • Rhonda Bennett , Singer/Songwriter, Honorary
  • Dr. Laurie Jean Carter, Author, Honorary
  • Vivica A. Fox, Actress, Honorary
  • Chaka Khan, Singer, Honorary
  • Nicki Micheaux, Actress, Honorary
  • Beah Richards, Actress, Honorary
  • Minnie Riperton , Singer, Honorary
  • Dr.Dawn Lewis, Actress, Honorary


Zetas in Business:

  • Katie Ethel Whickam Entrepreneur , Honorary
  • Maggie Lena Walker Entrepreneur , Honorary
  • Kaliyah Wright Entrepreneur , Honorary

Zetas in Politics/ Government :

  • Honorable Florence P. Dwyer, Politician , Honorary
  • Julia Carson, Politician , Honorary
  • Honorable Wanda Heard, Judge, Honorary
  • Joan Carter, Politician , Honorary
  • Yvonne Miller, Politician , Honorary
  • Mary McAllister, Politician , Honorary
  • Cynthia Willard-Lewis, Politician , Honorary

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