Wise Women’s 2nd annual “Strong for the Holidays” event was a huge success. Attended by over 140 women, with your support Wise Women raised a mini-van full of supplies and $1,818 for Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA. Just as importantly, a great time was had by all. A room full of smart, interesting women, good food, great wine, fabulous shopping, live background music, thought-provoking speakers…what else could a wise woman want?
A classy affair - high school student Izzy Tarcson serenaded attendees as they checked in.
Just some of the women recognized in Wise Women's 2013 issues....we couldn't fit them all on stage! Since our inception Wise Women has featured over 120 smart, interesting women - and we are not close to running out of people to profile!
JulieAnn Sullivan challenged us all to truly show our gratitude. When JulieAnn talks, you'd better listen!
Nothing like a great glass of wine to get the conversation going....Thanks Pittsburgh Chapter of Women for WineSense for providing libations!
Robin Londino was just one of the fab vendors tempting us to spend...
Renaissance women Jackie can soothe your soul and clean your house....not to mention making this event possible by being our champion sponsor (That means she gave gobs of money so you wouldn't have to...)
Hypnotherapist Sanna Carapellotti (right) taught us how to stay calm and (relatively) stress free amid holiday chaos...
What is a party without cake? (okay - healthier, but who cares!) Thanks to Dottie Coll, owner of Two Men and a Truck , who sponsored a fantastic dessert table - which by the way, was pretty much devoured before dessert was even announced!!!!!
Kim Epp Frenette and party-organizing genie Jan Senneway hand out the gift baskets toward the end of the evening.
Lucky Lady Yamini Mally won the Minh in Stiches chocolate feast basket! (Party at Yamini's!)
End result: a mini-van full of supplies and over $1800 raised for Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA. That's why Lisa Hannum (center) and her colleagues (right) are smiling. Dottie Coll (far left) was happy to donate the boxes for the move (it is her specialty after all...)