Location: National Building Museum
WL SPONSORED – Photos By Tony Powell
THE EVENT: The Mosaic Foundation continued its Year of the Women with the aptly themed “Inspiring Women, Expanding Horizons” 11th annual benefit gala. The foundation’s board, consisting of the spouses of Washington’s Middle Eastern ambassadors, honored their Committee of Inspiring Leaders by sharing their compelling stories of compassion, leadership, and sheer tenacity. The evening also celebrated the foundation’s AMIDEAST pilot project, the Entrepreneurship Awareness Program, which equips disadvantaged young women with the skills to succeed in life. THE SCENE: The colorful evening heated up with three-time Grammy award-winning group Ozomatli’s infectious Latin and Middle Eastern rhythms and cooled down with Moroccan tea, sweet deserts, and traditional Arab music.