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September 25, 2018

PHOTOS: Gloria Allred honored at The Walnut Club in Philly

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Dillon  Walnut Club honors Gloria Allred HUGHE DILLON/for PhillyVoice

Gloria Allred appears on stage with Marilyn Russell of WOGL 98.1, where The Walnut Club celebrated her at the Le Meridien Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

The Walnut Club, a women’s networking and social organization in Philadelphia, hosted a brunch to honor powerhouse lawyer Gloria Allred, a feminist and women's rights advocate who appeared at the Le Meridien Philadelphia on Sunday. 


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A sold-out crowd filled the third floor where the event was held. During the first hour, there was a VIP networking event and meet-and-greet with Allred. Afterwards, guests were joined by an additional 200 people to fill the ballroom for lunch and specialty made treats including Allred Velvet Cupcakes by Ruth Scott Cupcakes, followed by an interview on stage by Marilyn Russell, WOGL 98.1’s morning D.J. 

Guests were then able to ask Allred questions about her life and career. Allred discussed her career trajectory, which started here in Philadelphia, where she was born. The afternoon ended with sponsors, guests and Allred singing and dancing to Laura Brannigan’s popular song, “Gloria.”

Dillon  Walnut Club honors Gloria Allred HUGHE DILLON/for PhillyVoice

Amanda Owen, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, Patrice Banks' of Girls Auto Clinic and Kathleen Kelly, Walnut Club board member attend The Walnut Club celebrates Gloria Allred at the Le Meridien Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.


Dillon  Walnut Club honors Gloria Allred HUGHE DILLON/for PhillyVoice

Pamela Kennebrew, President/CEO KISS and Kamela Watson attend The Walnut Club celebrates Gloria Allred at the Le Meridien Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.


Dillon  Walnut Club honors Gloria Allred HUGHE DILLON/for PhillyVoice

Gloria Allred greets guests at The Walnut Club celebrates Gloria Allred at the Le Meridien Philadelphia on Sept. 23, 2018.


Dillon - Walnut Club Honors Gloria AllredHUGHE DILLON/for PhillyVoice

Lori Menasion and Melissa Marconi of Comcast attend The Walnut Club celebrates Gloria Allred at the Le Meridien Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.


Dillon  Walnut Club honors Gloria Allred HUGHE DILLON/for PhillyVoice

Julia Clements, Susan Sweeney, Roger Stevens and Grace Claudio attend the Walnut Club celebrates Gloria Allred at the Le Meridien Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.


Dillon  Walnut Club honors Gloria Allred HUGHE DILLON/for PhillyVoice

Gloria Allred appears on stage with Marilyn Russell of WOGL 98.1, where The Walnut Club celebrated her at the Le Meridien Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.