When it comes to networking with high-powered female leaders, Bumble Bizz is our go-to (after all, it was founded by leading lady tech entrepreneur Whitney Wolfe Herd). So when EyeSwoon's Athena Calderone - who just released a chic cookbook in time for holiday hostessing season - threw a dinner party alongside the app at hot spot Loring Place, we expected an inspiring affair. With guests including Casey Fremont, Meredith Melling, Carly Cushnie, and our own founder Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, we were not disappointed.

From celebrity chef Dan Kluger's custom menu to the group of stylish attendees, the evening was a festive celebration of female empowerment. Click through for an inside look!

[Photos by Rachel Carr]