Marla L. McDermott
Speaker | Community Builder | Marketing Strategy and Mindset Coach

Ambitious women, especially solo-entrepreneurs, crave community, connection and support.

In 2015, I created and launched The Walnut Club out of a desire to provide high-achieving women with the tools and resources, programming and authentic relationships that I was desperately in need of as a new entrepreneur.

The Walnut Club is comprised of over 130 members and has become a premium business and social network for professional, driven women striving for excellence in all facets of their lives. Half of our members are entrepreneurs, and our overall membership is comprised of influential leaders (and aspiring leaders) in government, business, nonprofits, and the arts. Members receive access to exclusive networking events, valuable introductions, career development opportunities, and fun and enriching social experiences throughout the City and Main Line. Our diverse “Women of Walnut” (WOWs) each bring something unique and special to the table, understand that investing in one’s self leads to abundance, and share a universal belief that we rise by lifting others.

The club is a 501c(6) non-profit that invests in our members and have forged partnerships with other women’s networks across the city. Learn more at