HughE Dillon: Career Wardrobe Tea Party

The organization gathered for tea and crumpets to celebrate 16 years of empowering women

Yesterday, the Career Wardrobe held a Sweet 16 Tea, presented by Ernst & Young, at the Rittenhouse Hotel to celebrate the charitable organization’s 16 years of empowering women. Below: Sheryl Williams told me it was a wonderful event, with just the right amount of delicious food. Here, she perfects drinking tea with her pinky out, with Edwina Wright Knowles on her left.

Below: Susanne Sacchetti and Wendy Fuglestad enjoy a spot of tea and crumpets. Each of the attendants was encouraged to wear hats to the tea, but could also borrow one from “Dust to Dawn Fashions,” which set up a table near check-in. (Guests had the option to buy the borrowed hat at the end of the event.)

Below: Brooke Holdsworth and Jenny Fusco, both from Ernst & Young, check out the raffle items, which included a Shane Victorino-signed computer bag.

Below: The co-founder of Career Wardrobe, Abby Siegel-Greenberg, came with her mom, Shelly Siegal, and daughter Isabel. Sherrie Cole, executive director of Career Wardrobe, told the gathered crowd it was Abby’s idea to have the Sweet 16 party, an idea she thought up about five years ago. Now that’s thinking ahead.

Below: Board members Ebony Freeman, of Honeywell, and Ann Kelly, of Exelon, are recognized at the luncheon.

Below: Career Wardrobe employees Chris Richman and Melanie Frazza in the spirit of the day.

Below: Three generations strong, Ryan Goldstein attended with grandmom Shirley Rubin and mom Randi Rubin Goldstein.

Below: Joan Gubernick, Florence Gubernick, Danielle Ruttenberg, Iris Schweon, and Tammy Steinberg were excited to catch up with family and friends, as well as support a great cause that helps women get back into the workplace.

Below: Green PR peep Paige Wolf, Sherrie Cole and mommy blogger Joey Fortman look spiffy in their hats.

Below: Dina and Cate Raihall, Judy Pedrick and Erica Spizzirri came out as a family to enjoy the day. Although the ladies have been to tea before, this was Cate’s first time attending.

Below: Jeanne Gee, Darien Horton, Tamzen Harrington, of SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC, Cheryl Gee, and Mary Lutz. The Career Wardrobe has outfitted nearly 70,000 women since December 1995. They provide dressing consults, resume review and interview coaching, and beauty basics to women trying to get back into the workforce.

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