On May 17 the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill was packed with over 400 congressional members, their staff and government relations professionals. The night was filled with bubbly cocktails, blustering political chatter and competition over the silent auction including a condo in Hawaii and a motorized BMW kid car!

We also payed tribute to our 2017 honorees, Representatives Martha McSally and Tulsi Gabbard, Past President Meredith Shue, and Colleen Carlos, aide to Representative Bob Brady from Pennsylvania. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) stopped by as well! WGR announced the 2017 Judy Schneider Fellows, Julia Morriss, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and Laura Muñoz, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice.

After the reception, VIPs including our honorees and biggest supporters joined members of the WGR leadership for an After-Party including cocktails, desserts and a continuation of great networking!

President Schubert ended her remarks with a challenge. “How will you help us in our vision of creating generations of powerful female advocates? Carve out some time to go to coffee with another WGR member, attend an event or call into a task force meeting, participate in our leadership development programs to be mindful of your goals, and take some time to think about where are now, and where you’d like to be in a year, 5 years, or 10 years. I know you can get there, and this community that is WGR can help you get there.”

Many thanks to our sponsors for making this even possible!

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Our Honorees