SHEDC + District Fray Present: Girls to the Front

District Fray Magazine, Serenata, Destino and Shop Made in DC present Girls to the Front: A Panel Discussion on Building Community, our second annual event with SHE:DC highlighting powerhouse women of color making incredible waves in D.C. hospitality and our local arts scene. We will be providing cocktail and cooking demos, a mini-arts market and one-hour panel championing female leaders in these industries.

Join us for:

  • Cocktail or cooking demo + a mini-arts market from 6-7 p.m
  • Panel from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Mingle from 8:30-9 p.m.

Hear from our panelists:

  • Téa Ivanovic-COO + co-founder, Immigrant Food (MODERATOR)
  • Holly Bass– Multidisciplinary performance + visual artist, writer + director
  • Keyonna Jones– Founder + executive director, Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center
  • Farrah Skeiky– Photographer, creative director + writer
  • Ana-Maria Jaramillo– Co-founder, La Tejana
  • Judy Elahi – Corporate Beverage Director, 101 Hospitality
  • Chrissy Sheffey – Owner + curator, Charismatic Creations


  • Panel only: $25 for non-members, $15 for District Fray members
  • Panel + cocktail demo: $55 for non-members, $55 + Serenata swag bag for District Fray members
  • Panel + cooking demo: $85 for non-members, $85 + Destino swag bag for District Fray Members
  • Each attendee will receive one complimentary cocktail from Serenata. $5 of each ticket goes to the SHE:DC fund.


Tickets and a portion of all sales are donations to the SHE:DC Micro-Grant fund designed to help scale emerging women entrepreneurs. During the last event of the month, SHE:DC Micro-grant finalists will compete for a chance to win micro-grants for their business. This year we will award (2) $1000 grants and a special $2000 Enterprising Women of Color: Women Making HERstory Award sponsored by Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF).

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