Women are coming together like never before to celebrate the accomplishments of other women.
We also will be celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of The Walnut Club!

The Walnut Club is the first of it’s kind private members club specifically designed to enrich the lives of career-driven women, personally and professionally. Our high-achieving members receive access to the best resources for connecting, advancing and playing in Philadelphia.

We are a non-profit 501c(6). Our programming, philosophy and events are centered around 4 tenets: Leadership, Lifestyle, Love (of self) and Life Learning.

We are excited to host our annual Walnut Club Awards, as celebrating women is on of our core tenents. In fact, we feel women don’t get celebrated nearly enough for their sacrifices and contributions. Our first signature event, Women Making History at the Waterworks, can be seen HERE.

Event Co-Chairs

Marla McDermott
Founder & President- The Walnut Club
Business Strategy and Mindset Mentor to Female Entrepreneurs

Connector, Community Builder, Change Agent

The greatest asset in my life has always been the relationships I’ve had with my girlfriends. I founded The Walnut Club to bring extraordinary, career-driven women closer together and to fully support them professionally, culturally and emotionally.

“Behind every great woman is a group of great women.” -Alice Niles

Fay Steiger
Regional Vice President, Clutch.com
Board Member – Philadelphia Center For Advancing Entrepreneurs

Fay is masterful at connecting C-Level Executives with each other, is dedicated to supporting their business goals and is passionate about delivering results. She is an accomplished and goal-oriented team leader with 14+ years business-to-business (B2B) and direct sales and operation experience in the event media, pharmaceutical and banking industries. Through mentorship and servant leadership, Fay successfully created teams by implementing a competitive culture, best practices and enhanced operations which resulted in the achievement of company goals.

As a board member of the Philadelphia Center for Advancing Entrepreneurs (PCAE), she has tremendously supported their mission:

PCAE is a 501c(3) educational organization originally founded in 2009 as the Greater Philadelphia Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs. It was founded by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and continues to serve as the chapter’s charitable arm today.

The Walnut Club Board of Directors

  • Kathleen Kelly
    Kathleen Kelly
  • Domenica Leitner
    Domenica Leitner
  • Brenda Nguyen
    Brenda Nguyen
  • Olivia Capone Myers
    Olivia Capone Myers
  • Tiffany Spraggins-Payne
    Tiffany Spraggins-Payne

Nominations Committee

Michele Schina, CPA
Founder, TMSII
Zabeth Teelucksingh
Executive Director, Global Philadelphia
(2017 Award Winner)
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