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NOTE: The 2020 Leadership Luncheon has been postponed to October 16, 2020 due to current health and safety concerns regarding the coronavirus.

The WRC’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Leadership Luncheon celebrates women leading the way in helping other women, girls and families.  The Leadership Luncheon has raised more than $900,000 for programs and services that directly impact women and girls in need, and this year our goal is to raise a million! Our corporate sponsors, speakers with inspiring messages, and crowd of over 300 women and men, come together to raise vital funds for the women WRC serves. With auction items ranging from hotel stays to front row Eagles tickets, the Leadership Luncheon truly has it all! Become a sponsor or get your tickets today!

Friday, October 16, 2020 

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia 


Keynote Speaker Due Quach of Calm Clarity

Due Quach (pronounced ‘Zway Kwok’) is the author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy, one of Fast Company’s best business books of 2018. She is also the founder and CEO of Calm Clarity, a social enterprise that uses neuroscience and mindfulness to empower people to overcome adversity and develop a mindset for growth, leadership, and resilience, and to guide organizations to address unconscious bias and build a high-performing and inclusive culture. 

Having started life in poverty as a refugee in inner-city Philadelphia, Due turned to neuroscience to heal the long-term effects of trauma, graduate from Harvard College and the Wharton School of Business, and build a successful international business career in management consulting and private equity investments. To increase socioeconomic inclusion, she founded the Collective Success Network, a nonprofit that supports low-income, first-generation college students to successfully navigate college and enter professional careers. Due’s inspiring story is featured in The Portal, a new documentary film about meditation as a portal for transformation.


Emcee Erin Coleman

Erin Coleman is an Emmy Award winning journalist who can currently be seen anchoring NBC10’s 4 and 5 o’clock evening newscasts.

She joined NBC10 in October 2016 and loves covering the region where she grew up. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Voorhees, New Jersey, Erin is passionate about telling stories and connecting with viewers.

“For me, being an anchor is about digging for the truth as well as being an integral part of the communities we serve,” she said.

Erin has worked in television for 18 years. She has received multiple awards during her career including two Emmy Awards and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award.

Erin graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She then went on to receive a Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

“Each year the luncheon is a fun and inspiring event with lots of excited buzz in the room. It’s great for networking or treating clients to a seat at your corporate table.”


Keynote Speaker

Grace Killelea

CEO & Founder, The GKC Group

Mission in Action Award Recipient

Yasmine Mustafa,CEO of ROAR for Good.


Keynote Speaker
Karen Dougherty Buchholz
Senior VP, Administration, Comcast Corporation






2018 Mission in Action Award Recipient

Lisa Thomas-Laury


Keynote Speaker
Binney Wietlisbach, President of The Haverford Trust Company


Molly Kuehn Watson, Chief Operating Officer at Tierney Communications


Keynote Speaker
Kelley Cornish, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Author, Speaker

Event Emcee
Lu Ann Cahn, Emmy-award winning journalist and former NBC10 reporter


Keynote Speaker
Jennifer Gaiski, Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition, Comcast Cable Communications

Phebe Novakovic Award Recipient
Brenda Defeo, Vice President Bryn Mawr Hospital/Main Line Health

Romona Riscoe Benson, PECO Corporate Relations


Keynote Speaker
Jami Wintz McKeon, Partner, Chair-elect of  Morgan Lewis

Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes, CEO of the American Red Cross

Phebe Novakovic Award Recipient
Ann McNally, Founder and Managing Principal of ACM Advisors, LLC

Meet Fran

WRC Helpline Volunteer Since 1983

“When you give people the information, and you are a friendly voice on the other side of the line, you can actually hear them relax.”

> Read Fran’s story