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Photos From Washingtonian’s Most Powerful Women Event

Washingtonian honored the 2015 Most Powerful Women with a luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel.

Washingtonian hosted a Most Powerful Women luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC to recognize the area’s most influential women in government, business, education, law, media, advocacy, the arts, health, and religion. The honorees were encouraged to bring as a guest a woman with talent and tenacity whom Washingtonian should watch in the future. Presenting sponsor PWC and supporting sponsor Celebrity Cruises helped Washingtonian commend the honorees for breaking barriers and changing the face of the workforce in Washington. Speakers included Cathy Merrill Williams, publisher of Washingtonian, Terri McClements of PWC, Leslie Milk of Washingtonian and Celebrity Cruises presented a short clip featuring Dondra Ritzenthaler.

Washingtonian thanks event sponsors PWC and Celebrity Cruises as well as event partners Nature of Design with Janet Flowers, Select Event Group, and Washington Talent Agency for their support.

Photographs by Andrew Propp.

Nicole Gibson with PwC’s Terri McClements.
Guests sign up to support PwC’s HeForShe campaign.
Attendees enjoyed chocolate covered strawberries courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.
Attendees socialized before the luncheon began.
Charlene Dukes, Lidia Soto-Harmon, Janice Thomas, and Nicky Goren.
Lieutenant General Mary Legere and Yvette Nonte.
Nature of Design with Janet Flowers created beautiful centerpieces.
The Mayflower Hotel was filled with powerful women during the luncheon.
Laura Cox Kaplan, Katherine Lugar, Susan Neely and Sara Fagen.
Kate Murphy, Kim Kingsley and Heather Podesta.
Lindsay Gabryszak, Diane Rehm and Graciela Rivera-Oven.
Shaza Anderson and Leslie Milk.
Event attendees introduced themselves to prominent women in their communities.
Megan Murphy and Carol Melten.
Washingtonian publisher Cathy Merrill Williams with Linda Rabbitt and Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The Mayflower Hotel was a full house with prominent women in the community.
Kim Sajet, Eleanor Vuono, Chloe Fedya and Lindsay Gabryszak.
Attendees were thrilled to meet Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Mary Kay Henry and Mackenzie Henry.
Jane Harman and Linda Rabbitt.