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105.3 WDAS FM’s Fifth Annual Women of Excellence luncheon, April 6

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March 29, 2019 Category: Local Posted by:

The luncheon, presented by Gwynedd Mercy University, will honor Grammy award-winning rapper Eve

The WDAS Women of Excellence luncheon, a celebration of local women and their achievements in the community, will take place on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel. 

The much anticipated yearly event will honor Eve, a Grammy Award winning rapper, songwriter, actress and co-host of the daytime CBS TV Show “The Talk” with the Trailblazing Woman of Excellence Award.

The luncheon will also honor Jenice Armstrong, metro columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News; Keir Bradford Grey, chief efender for the Defenders Association of Philadelphia; Facetta Green, operations manager of the Dell Music Center in Philadelphia; Amber Hikes, executive director, Office of LGBT Affairs, Mayor’s Office and Renee Chenault Fattah, legendary former Philadelphia anchor woman and news personality. 105.3 WDAS FM’s on-air personalities Patty Jackson, Frankie Darcell, Mimi Brown and Loraine Ballard Morrill will host the event. 

Recording artists Brian McKnight, Pastor Marvin Sapp and Raheem DeVaughn, with a special guest appearance by Carla Ferrell of The Steve Harvey Morning Show, will perform live at the fifth annual WDAS Women of Excellence Luncheon, . 

“We are proud to bring our Trailblazing Woman of Excellence Award back home to honor Eve, a Philly native,” said Derrick Corbett, director of urban programming for iHeartMedia Philadelphia.  “This will be a truly special afternoon with great music honoring amazing women from our community.”

In addition, 105.3 WDAS FM will honor four remarkable women nominated by 105.3 WDAS FM listeners; Dr. Sheena C. Howard, Odessa White, Cheryl Gill and Kel’li Sherrene Cole, one of whom will receive the Mary J. Blige Award for Perseverance and Courage.

The fifth annual WDAS Women of Excellence Luncheon is presented by Gwynedd Mercy University. Additional sponsors include Always Best Care Philly and Delaware, Women Organized Against Rape, Gift of Life Donor Program, The Tax Divas at Anita T. Conner and Associates, Forman Mills, Platinum Productions and the 11th Annual Mother’s Day Music Festival.

WDAS Women of Excellence has been recognizing women in the Philadelphia community since 2015.  Previous honorees include Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Susan Taylor and Queen Latifah.  Tickets are on sale now for $125.00 at:

For updates and more information, listeners can go follow 105.3 WDAS FM on Facebook at:, on Twitter or Instagram at @wdasfm.

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