Celebrating Taco Takeover at Espita Mezcaleria with owner Josh Phillips and guest chef Kwame Onwuachi.
I’ve spent my life with exceptional women: My three sisters inspire me daily with their grace, strength, and sense of adventure. My dad would say that women run the world; my mom, our family’s pillar, would knowingly nod. I deeply value the perspective of women, which is why our annual Women of Influence issue is one of my favorites.
Talking about the intersection of Hollywood and politics with Kimball Stroud and Judee Ann Williams at The Riggsby.
We set out to make this year’s issue about “game changers”—and it is—but what I’ve found even more interesting is the relationship many successful women have with other women. Noor Tagouri, a young local journalist and motivational speaker (she’s fascinating—see page 44), described her mentor, Lisa Ling, as a “real girl’s girl.” In a dog-eat-dog world, that’s a remarkable compliment, isn’t it? And I don’t think Ana Gasteyer, whose cabaret show comes to Arena Stage this month, would mind me calling her a “girl’s girl,” too—she still texts her former SNL co-leading ladies daily, and knows a thing or two about influential women. Our stunning cover star, Bellamy Young, is as gracious as she is fierce—she has an uncanny ability to command attention, while humbly crediting her success to all the people in her life (including Kerry Washington). Also in this issue, Kristin Chenoweth and the team behind Strathmore’s I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk premiere discuss using their platform to advance the equal rights conversation, and we get the inside-the-Beltway-market scoop from #girlboss Julie Smith, who is helping re-imagine the landscape of the city as chief administrative officer of real estate development company Bozzuto. It’s a powerful time to be a woman in Washington.