The Dr. Jylla Moore Tearte Business Scholarship will be presented to a young woman pursing a degree in the field of Business Administration.
The scholarship is named for Dr. Jylla Moore Tearte, the 20th International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C. A 22-year veteran of the IBM Corporation, Dr. Jylla Moore Tearte is now the President and CEO of Crystal Stairs, Inc., a consulting and executive coaching service. In 2012, Dr. Tearte co-founded the Tearte Family Foundation, and served as chief operations officer of Tearte Associates, Inc. She also authored books on business development, including Due North: Strengthen your Leadership Assets, released in 2002, and Encore Leadership: Transforming Time, Talent and Treasure into a Legacy That Matters, published in 2013.
Dr. Tearte earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics, magna cum laude, from Livingstone College; MBA in marketing from Indiana University where she was a Consortium Fellow; and, Ph.D. in Organization Development at Benedictine University. Livingstone also awarded her an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of her professional achievements and community service. She attended the IBM Client Executive Certification Program at Harvard Business School, the Wharton School for IBM Business Partners and completed training at the Center for Creative Leadership. She published and presented a paper on 50+ talent and social networks as strategy at the International Conference and Doctoral Consortium in Lyon, France in April 2008.