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Story Partnersin honor of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner,  hosted a slew of Washington influentials at their inaugural “Welcome to Washington: A Salute to Women in Journalism” event. The party, co-hosted by Story Partners’ Gloria Dittus, NBC’s Betsy Fischer Martin,Washingtonian’s Cathy Merrill Williams, CNN’s Dana Bash, CBS News’ Jan Crawfordand The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe definitely kicked off the weekend celebrations right, with live music from The Out of Town Blues Band (an inaugural ball favorite), an ice sculpture, signature cocktails, and a special beer tasting provided by The Beer Institute. Additional sponsors included The New Republic, Southern Company and Heather Podesta + Partners who gave each guest a copy of Claire Shipman and Katty Kay’s new book, The Confidence Code.

The event brought together over 100 of the most recognizable names in Washington.  See pictures from the event here.

Famously Spotted Bryan Anderson, Dana Bash, Maureen Beach, Gabrielle Beaumont, Sen. Ben Becker, Gloria Borger, Debra Cabral, Carl Cameron, Cameron Coursen, Jan Crawfod, S.E. Cupp, Lauren Culbertson, Gloria Dittus, Matt Dornic, Andrew Fimka, Betsy Fischer Martin, Chris Frates, Dan Hewitt, Chris Hughes, Louisa Imperiale, Julia Ioffe, Brianna Keilar, Sen Joe Manchin and wife Gayle and staff, Hon. William Marovitz, Kathleen Matthews, Meghan McCarthy, Olivia McDonald, Cathy Merrill Williams, Ashleigh Meusel, Katy Montgomery, Ashley Parker, Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Samantha Pepi, Elyse Petroni, Heather Podesta, Jackie Rodney, Linda Rozett, Amos Snead, Rich Taylor,  Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Jen Voss, Amy Walter, Heather Wingate, Michael Woeste, Jeanne Wolak, Judy Woodruff