1st National President
1st National Vice President
On August 22, 2020, Trenice J. Brinkley and Lynnecia S. Eley, two ambitious and driven businesswomen from Miami, Florida, came together with a shared vision. Inspired by their own experiences and the challenges faced by women founders and professionals, they sought to create a supportive community that would uplift and empower Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) women in business. This marked the establishment of Eta Rho Sigma Sorority, Incorporated (ΗΡΣ), a groundbreaking non-collegiate business sorority.
Trenice and Lynnecia had been best friends since high school, sharing dreams of success and a determination to break barriers. They both understood the importance of networking and mentorship, but felt a void and were seeking a sense of “tribe” in the existing professional organizations. They knew that women of color needed a platform specifically designed to address their unique needs, provide resources for growth, and foster a strong sense of community. With a shared passion for business and a desire to make a difference, Trenice and Lynnecia spent years planning and strategizing their vision for Eta Rho Sigma Sorority. They envisioned an organization that would serve as a catalyst for personal and professional development, offering a range of resources, networking opportunities, and avenues for community engagement.
Now with a full vision in place, Trenice and Lynnecia have assumed leadership roles within the sorority as 1st National President and 1st National Vice-President, fully incorporating on Thursday, February 23, 2023 – also known as “ΗΡΣ Founder’s Day”.
Eta Rho Sigma Sorority, Incorporated continues to thrive, with its influence reaching far beyond Vero Beach, Florida, where it was established. Trenice, Lynnecia, and the new incoming founding members' (expected in early 2024) remain dedicated to the laid foundation for a sisterhood that champions success, collaboration, and social change. Through their visionary leadership, they’ve created a lasting legacy that inspires generations of women to pursue their dreams and shatter glass ceilings.
Trenice Brinkley, born Trenice Rosetta Johnson on October 2, 1980, in Chicago, IL. She is the fourth eldest of seven children. While attending William H. Turner Technical Arts High School, she started her first business Dymond Management, where her love of writing and design was fostered.
She is not only a highly respected publicist and successful entrepreneur, but also a secondary history and language arts teacher. She has dedicated her career to both education and the field of public relations, showcasing her diverse talents and passions. As a testament to her outstanding contributions and achievements, she has been nominated for the 2023 Lifetime Presidential Achievement Award and an Honorary Degree in Humanities, recognizing her significant impact in her various roles.
Lynnecia Eley was born Lynnecia ShannTavia Johnson on November 30, 1980, in Miami Beach, FL. She is the eldest of three daughters. While attending William H. Turner Technical Arts High School, her innate business savvy sense and creative writing passions were discovered.
She is an award-winning academic professional, professor, best-selling author, business/confidence coach, and Certified DISC Personality Analyst that is committed to excellence, dedication, and caring for others. Lynnecia is also a recipient of the 2023 President’s Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her service to women and girls through volunteerism and leadership.