Women of Style and Substance in San Francisco

Samantha Traina, Lawren Howell
Samantha Traina and Lawren Howell

The first ever Women of Style & Substance fashion fundraiser was held at Hedge Gallery in San Francisco, recently.

Drawing on the legendary drive and entrepreneurial spirit of San Francisco, WCG’s Women of Style & Substance event brought local Bay Area advocates and leaders together to shop for a cause and raise awareness of important issues regarding women’s reproductive health. The fashion fundraiser successfully raised $70,000.

Proceeds from the fashion fundraiser benefited WomanCare Global, which is a charity that improves the lives of women by providing access to affordable, quality family planning products.

WomanCare Global's Women of Style & Substance Fashion Fundraiser

Guests shopped a curated selection of fashion products from a collective of California—based designers, ranging from Newbark’s signature slippers to Juan Carlos Obando’s jewel-tone, silk gowns. While the fashion market space was the main attraction during the event, a raffle was conducted, featuring generous donations from Restoration Hardware, Serena & Lily, a product basket from Frederic Fekkai, as well as a two-night stay at Auberge du Soleil and a private twilight tasting and tour at Opus One winery.

Sandra Pelletier, Jackie Speier, Lawren Howell
Sandra Pelletier, Jackie Speier, Lawren Howell

Lexis Fisher, Randi Fisher – Vanessa Getty

Lauren Goodman, Isabelle Olsson – Kelsey Grossman, Hallie Grossman

Helen Spalding, Emily Martin, Roth Martin – Palmer Weiss, JC Obando

Claiborne Swanson – Maggie Rizer Mehran, Alex Mehran

Heidi Fogarty, Julie Foster, Michelle Purvis, Debbi Fields

Heidi Fogarty, Julie Foster, Michelle Purvis, Debbi Fields

Amaryllis Fox, Billy Horn – Pat McBaine


Jane Gruber, Roth Martin, Kate Jamieson – Hillary Marks, Maggie Rizer Mehran, Auburn Daily

Jennifer Bradley, Kether Parker, Julie Exley

Jennifer Bradley, Kether Parker, Julie Exley

Ashley Wick, Alice Cahan – Jane Gruber, Annie Winship

Sandra Pelletier, Melissa Emergui – Denis Colomb, Dana Blum

Jenny Stegall, Max Boyer Glynn – Brian Devens, Martha Lightcap

Kathryn Tunstall – Susan Swig, Carla Emil

Debbi Fields, Jan Yanehiro – Heather Fisher, Kristen Kelly

Rachel Lewis, Mary Randolph Norton – Sandra Pelletier, Melissa Emergui

Amy Levins, Shira Weissman, Lauren Brown – Sierra Versaggi, Katie Rice Jones

Sapra Ballon, Palmer Weissman, Claire Fluhr – Jackie Speier, Kathryn Tunstall

Kate Jamieson, Claiborne Swanson, Rachel Lewis – Maggie Rizer Mehran, Vanessa Getty