Alpha Kappa Alpha Women are distinctive women. These leaders and innovators are active in their communities and countries. From poets to politicians, these phenomenal women are role models for young people all over the world.
Novelist, poet, and educator. First African-American poet to read at a presidential inauguration, Pulitzer prize winning poet
A Human Rights Activist, Delegate to the United Nations, and the first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera.
Starlet (Star) Jones
Co- Host of the View talk show, lawyer, former legal analyst for Inside Edition, Today and The Nightly News.
Dr. Mae Jemison
1st African-American astronaut
Author of Pulitzer Prize winning Beloved, 1st African-American to receive a Nobel Prize in literature
Mother of the Civil Rights movement and honored in "Fifty Black Women who Changed America"
Humanitarian and former First Lady of the United States.
1st women President of the United Nations
Accomplished singer and actress
Jewell Jackson McCabe
President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Coretta Scott King
Activist, Founder of the National Political Congress of Black Women, Inc., Director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for social change and civil rights.
Actress best known for starring on the award winning Cosby Show and Cosby television series
Dr. Marilyn Hughes-Gatson
Assistant Surgeon General
Bettiann Gueno Gardner
Co-Chairman of Soft Sheen Products
Sharon Pratt Kelly
1st woman to serve as Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Marjorie Judith Vincent
Miss America 1991
Former Congresswoman from California and the 1st woman to chair the Democratic National Convention
Ethel Hedgeman Lyle
Founder and "guiding light" of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Gwendolyn Calbert Baker, PhD.
President of the United States Committee for UNICEF.
The first woman President of the United Nations.
Miss America 1984, contemporary singer and actress
First African-American to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics for bobsledding.
Bettiann Guena Gardner
Co-Chairwoman of Soft Sheen Products.
Producer of Hangin' with Mr. Cooper and A Different World, and creator and executive producer of Living Single.
Lt. Col. Anita McMiller
Deputy Legislative Assistant to Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff.
Actress and Activist; Star Role as Lt. Uhura of Star Trek.
Jomarie Payton Noble
Humanitarian and actress; star of Family Matters.
United States Secretary for the Department of Energy.
Suzanne de Passe
Chairman and CEO of de Passe Entertainment.
Lois Marion Roselyn Perinchief
First African-American woman to become Mayor of Bermuda (1997-2000).
First U.S. Woman Ambassador to the United Nations.
C. Delores Tucker
National Chairman of the National political Congress of Black Women.
Dr. Debbye Turner
Humanitarian and Miss America, 1990.
Marjorie Judith Vincent
Miss America, 1991.
The first Black woman to preside over the California State Senate.
The first woman to head the Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Song writer and Singer