In honor of Black History Month...

we celebrate 21 black women who have influenced our community's growth and prosperity. Also, in celebration of Black History Month, we are highlighting creative Black female-owned small businesses in Philadelphia.

Our mission this year is to drive donations to World Central Kitchen. You can make contributions directly through a link on our website beginning February 8th.

What usually ends in an in-person celebration, this year comes with a twist. For our 21st year, the event will take place virtually all month long. Please visit our website and social media platforms to celebrate with us!

Walking along Chestnut Street? Stop by to see our beautiful window honoring our Women of Substance and Style.


If you would like to make a donation to World Central Kitchen, you can mail a check to

World Central Kitchen
Attn: Erin Gore
655 New York Ave NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20001, USA

PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO "World Central Kitchen, Inc" and add a "Joan Shepp Women of Substance and Style" note inside the envelope.

If you would like to donate directly on their website follow this link. Please put "Joan Shepp Women of Substance and Style" in the comments section of the donation page so that your donation is shared with us!