The Diva Lounge, an exclusive event for female tastemakers during the 41st Annual Legislative Conference, otherwise known as Congressional Black Caucus Week, celebrated five female leaders for their career achievements in politics and civil service last night in Washington D.C.
Invited guests gathered at the Hillyer Art Space in Dupont Circle for the opportunity to network and mingle amongst fellow industry professionals, event hosts and honorees, while enjoying complimentary beverages from Courvoisier Rose and Neuro Drinks. Local bakery Hello Cupcake was on-site with delicious mini-cupcakes (I had to take two home for myself!) in a variety of delicious flavors. DC-based entrepreneurs Make Up by Fifi sold cosmetic products at a generous discount and Nicky B Accessories sold her pieces to enthusiastic guests.
Event hosts Shayna D., founder of The Diva Lounge and Cynne Simpson, anchor at ABC-7 later presented awards to the honorees, which included Stefanie Brown (National Field Director at NAACP), Rebecca Thompson (Director at Young Elected Officials Network), Natalie Cofield (President /CEO at NMC Consulting Group, Inc.), Karen Richardson (Director at the White House of Public Engagement) and Donna Byrd (Publisher, TheRoot.com).