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Jennifer Joseph, Founder of the First Black-Owned Licensed Midwifery School in The US, Joins Zeta Phi Beta as Honorary Member

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, celebrated the induction of 12 remarkable women into its Alpha Omega Chapter as Honorary Members during a memorable ceremony at Howard University on September 19, 2023. Among the distinguished individuals honored on this occasion is Jennifer “Jennie” Joseph, recognized as TIME Magazine Woman of the Year 2022 for her unwavering dedication to addressing the alarming rate of Black maternal mortality.

Jennifer Joseph, affectionately known as Ms. Jennie, has made an indelible mark on the healthcare landscape by founding Commonsense Childbirth, Equitable Perinatal Care. Her organization holds the distinction of being the first black-owned licensed midwifery school in the United States. Through her tireless efforts, Ms. Jennie has brought much-needed awareness to the critical issue of maternal health and morbidity, particularly in underserved communities.

Her recognition as TIME Magazine Woman of the Year in 2022 is a testament to her commitment to saving lives and advocating for equitable healthcare access. Ms. Jennie’s pioneering work in midwifery and maternal health has been instrumental in addressing the racial disparities that persist in maternal mortality rates.

As an Honorary Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Jennifer Joseph brings her passion for maternal health to the forefront. She is poised to champion causes and initiatives focused on improving maternal health outcomes in underserved communities. Her dedication aligns seamlessly with the organization’s social action arm, GET ENGAGED, which strives to create positive change through community engagement and advocacy.

The inclusion of Jennifer Joseph into the Alpha Omega Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, not only celebrates her remarkable achievements but also reinforces the organization’s commitment to addressing pressing issues affecting women and marginalized communities. Ms. Jennie’s legacy as a healthcare visionary and advocate is set to leave an enduring impact on Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., as it continues to uphold its principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood.

We at Watch The Yard would like to warmly welcome Jennifer “Jennie” Joseph to Black greekdom.

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