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ELLE’s 2023 Women of Impact Honors First Lady Jill Biden, Winnie Harlow, Julia Fox, and More!

By The Big Magazine Staff


The A-list came out last Friday for ELLE magazine’s 2023 “Women of Impact” event honoring powerful women leaders. The private, invitation-only event provided a kick off to the return of White House Correspondents Dinner (WHCD) weekend at Ciel Social Club in Washington, DC.


VIP Guests included First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, ELLE Executive Editor Sara Austin and ELLE Deputy Editor Kayla Adler along with honorees including Ashley Biden, social worker and Founder of Wellness Women’s SPA(ce); Amanda N. Nguyen, CEO and Founder of Rise; Oriaku Njoku, Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds; U.S. Representative Mary Peltola of Alaska's at-large congressional district and Elena Velez, 2022 CFDA American Emerging Designer of the Year.

Photos of ELLE MAGAZINE 2023 WOMEN OF IMPACT at Ciel Social Club in Washington, DC - (Fashion Influencer Julia Fox, Ashley Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, and Winnie Harlow) courtesy of Elle Magazine


ELLE believes in using our platform to uplift the cause of women in every space. For our first-ever celebration of Women of Impact, we are bringing together a powerhouse group that is doing the same —using their platforms for the causes they believe in passionately. Our readers have been inspired by their stories, and we’re excited to honor them in person in Washington, D.C.,” says Nina Garcia, ELLE’s Editor-in-Chief.

As well as Gisele Fetterman, Co-Founder of For Good PGH, Julia Fox, Actor, Uncut Gems, Winnie Harlow, fashion model, Meena Harris, Emily Ruhl, model, actress, producer, writer, and director, Vinoda Basnayake, Founder of Versus Equity and Ciel Social Club, Meena Harris, U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, Representative Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, Dr. Wendy Osefo, political strategist and commentator Rina Shah, Bill Barton and Patty Perreira, Co-Founders of Barton Perreira, Dana Spaulding, Founder & CEO of Wander + Ivy.



ELLE’s first-ever Impact Issue celebrates women who are making their mark on the world right now. These dynamic women are each using their power to make positive change—from activists raising their voices on Iran and abortion rights and helping to pass new laws; to creatives changing fashion and entertainment; to athletes and politicians working for a more equitable and sustainable world.


Guests enjoyed special gifts from Guerlain, the French luxury beauty house, unique wine tasting courtesy of Wander + Ivy and luxury eyewear fitting and promotions from Barton Perreira.


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