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2020 Jan. Mag

2020 Jan. Mag




Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker was born in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from York Institute as Class Valedictorian at 14 years old and enrolled at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in Child Psychology with a minor in theater and drama) and graduated at 18.

Now enjoying early retirement, Valerie began her career in 1989 at New York Life Insurance Company in NY City where she worked in various senior level positions, including Project Manager, Director of the Inforce Systems Division, and Chief Administrator.

Valerie became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated in 1982 and has remained a member of Delta Mu Zeta chapter since her induction. She currently serves the sorority as its 25th International President and is a Diamond Life Member.

She has received numerous awards from her sorority and has also been recognized in the International “Who’s Who of Information and Technology” and “Outstanding Women of America” publications.

Valerie is a member of St. Augustine’s Church in Brooklyn. She serves as the VP of Hancock T & T Block Association and is a member of the NAACP. For more than 25 years, Valerie volunteered with the March of Dimes, United Way, Red Cross, UNCF, and New York Cares. She believes that things may not happen when you want them to happen, but God provides when the time is right! Valerie resides in NY with her husband, Mr. Douglas Baker.


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January 09, 2020
Congratulations to Madam Grand Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker.
Thanks to the magazine editor for presenting an overview of our Grand. Love Cerese jewelry.
How awesome your are, graduating high school at 14 y/o and being the class Valedictorian.
I know you will move the organization to higher heights. Love my Grand
Epsilon Tau Zeta-Macon, GA Chapter

Shanté Dash

Congratulations to Madam Grand Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker for being featured on the cover and in this article. Thank you Cerese for featuring her as we celebrate 100 years! I absolutely love Cerese D Jewelry and will continue to patron your exquisite pieces.

Cynthia Lloyd

Congratulations to our International President, Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker! Love you!💙

Hattie E Anderson

Awesome article, congratulations…Washington DC here we come #ZPB2020!

Shameka Latrice Moss

Congratulations Madam Grand Valerie Hollingsworth-Baker. Love you.

Rhonda Lawson

So proud of our International Centennial President!

ML Haigler

Great article! Kudos to you, Cerese D! Congratulations and thank you International Grand Basileus (IGB) Hollingsworth-Baker for being an excellent Leader and outstanding Soror! 💙💙💙💙💙 #ZPHIB2020

Sonya EvansOates

Thank you for featuring our, Madam Grand! Thank you Cerese D !!! I love your jewelry !!! #ZPB2020

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