In an overabundance of caution, it is with great sadness that we share that we have decided to further postpone the Sixth Annual WDAS Women of Excellence Luncheon to a to be determined date in Spring 2021. We will announce the new date next year.

The safety of our honorees, our staff, our partners, and our guests is of the upmost importance to us. Postponing the event to 2021 will allow us to truly honor and celebrate this year’s honorees, along with provide you with an afternoon of great entertainment and the experience of excellence that you deserve. We look forward to having you join us in 2021.

If you have purchased a ticket(s) for the event, you can choose to hold your ticket for the new date in 2021 or you may request a full refund. If you choose to request a refund, you will have until August 16, 2020 (thirty days) to request your refund through Eventbrite. Please check the email account used to purchase your ticket(s) and reply back to our latest email informing us that you would like a refund. Please include your order number when replying back to the email. All refund requests must be made through Eventbrite, and refunds will take 5-7 business days to process. PLEASE NOTE, we will be unable to honor any requests for refunds after August 16, 2020. If you do not request a refund by that date, your ticket(s) will stand for the new date in 2021. For more information on how to request a refund, click here.

This year we're recognizing 5 incredible ladies from the tri state, and for the first time ever, we present the Sixth Annual WDAS Women of Excellence Icon Award!

With over 67 Million Albums Sold worldwide, 7 Grammy & American Music Awards, 9 Billboard Music Awards, and 5 Soul Train Music Awards, Star of Broadway, Television, Film, and Fashion... we salute the phenomenal living legend - Toni Braxton!

But that’s not all, because we’re bringing you an incredible all female lineup of performances featuring Chester’s Own Avery*Sunshine! We also welcome one of the hottest R&B Sensations of the year - The Bonfyre! And from Roc Nation and the Netherlands Introducing Nicole Bus!

Honorees include:
Bumi Fernandez West, Chief Executive Officer of The Odunde Festival
Tracy Davidson, Anchor, NBC 10 News Today, NBC 10 Philadelphia
Anita T. Conner, Managing Partner, Anita T. Conner & Associates
Tiffany Tavarez, Vice President of Community Relations, Wells Fargo
Catherine Hicks, Publisher of the Philadelphia Sunday Sun Newspaper

Plus our Sixth Annual Women of Excellence Local Sheroes in the community: Trudy Haynes, Traci M. Smith, Tanya T. Morris, and Chekesha Ellis

Presented by Parx Casino. Brought to you in part by Gift of Life, The Tax Divas at Anita T. Conner and Associates, Platinum Productions and the 2020 Mother’s Day Music Festival, My Independence At Home, Island Records, Quality Penn Productions, Forman Mills, Philadelphia 201 Hotel, and 105.3 WDAS!

Read more about our 6th Annual Women of Excellence here. | Read about our 6th Annual Local Sheroes here!


The Philadelphia 201 Hotel
201 N. 17th St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Presented by:

Brought to you by:

Gift of Life
Tax Divas
Platinum Productions