On a Mission:

Dear Friends,

The Black Community faces challenges of access to education and opportunities for growth in employment and entrepreneurship.  The Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation for the Economic Empowerment of Business and Professional Women (LMPF) aims to create a positive impact by working to affect economic prosperity across Black Communities.

The (LMPF) focuses on leadership and entrepreneurship development through education and technology-driven programs to combat societal and cultural barriers of entry and to create a path forward for intentional success. Each programmatic function is supported by business alliances that uphold our ideals and build bridges for wider connections.

The year 2020 was a challenging year for all of us.  We learned that we needed to do things differently, we needed to be flexible, we needed to be strong, and we needed to keep pushing forward. The LMPF met the challenge(s) before us head-on and pivoted to an online format.  Our webinars series were informative, insightful, and engaging. As we move forward into the year 2021, we hope to further engage the youth and women in our communities to be successful.

Critical Components:

We believe that leadership, entrepreneurship, education, and technology are just four of the critical components to the success of our communities. We believe that these components are the building blocks of our key objectives which can be achieved through strategic partnerships with public and private entities, as well as, local community businesses. The LMP Foundation is committed to action and to be a beacon in the communities we serve.

Partner with us…

We are eager to see what unfolds for the LMPF in 2021 and beyond! Join us to affect change in our communities. Support us as we continue to build and expand the work of the foundation. Engage with us by sharing your ideas and partner with us for rich initiatives and programming.

Stephanie Dilworth

Stephanie Dilworth
Chairman, Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation