Orange is the New Black’s Alysia Reiner Speaks at Career Wardrobe Empowering Tea & Fashion Show

September 17, 2014 12:02 pm

Orange is the New Black’s Alysia Reiner Speaks at Career Wardrobe Empowering Tea & Fashion Show

Fashion-Forward + Family-Friendly Event Focuses on Reclaiming Voices and Renewing Hope for Philadelphia Women

(PHILADELPHIA) — Career Wardrobe announces its annual Empowering Tea and Fashion Show, Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. at Hyatt at the Bellevue. Tickets for the event start at $80 ($40 for kids 12 and under) and are available at

Actress and producer Alysia Reiner — best known for her role as Natalie “Fig” Figueroa on the award-winning Netflix series Orange is the New Black – will speak about the importance of women reclaiming their voices and telling their own stories. 6ABC’s Nydia Han renews her role as hostess and fashion show emcee.

This year’s event is an opportunity for generations of women to connect over a chic afternoon tea supporting Career Wardrobe in their goal of Reclaiming Voices, Renewing Hope for women transitioning to employment.

The event will include a fashion show featuring The Wardrobe Boutique: A Resale Boutique Benefiting Career Wardrobe, in addition to other premier fashion partners including Cayetano Legacy Collection, Jockey: Person to Person, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, Pretty Pretty Rebel, Tatyana and Touché Accessories. All of the fashions will be available for purchase after the event at an exclusive Pop Up Boutique supporting Career Wardrobe.

This year’s theme highlights Career Wardrobe’s ability to help women in transition to find their voices and write the next chapter of their lives: chapters that will tell the story of their newly found independence and confidence. The event’s silent auction features signed books that have inspired, empowered and helped women tell their own stories.
The Empowering Tea & Fashion Show welcomes more than 200 individual and corporate supporters, and is family-friendly, so we can introduce the next generation of strong ladies to philanthropy, social consciousness, and Career Wardrobe’s mission of empowering women.

The Empowering Tea & Fashion Show is presented in partnership with Philadelphia Magazine and sponsored by EY, Peco, US Airways and American Airlines, Milestone Bank and Weber Gallagher.

Alysia Reiner is an award winning actress, producer, mother, and humanitarian. She is currently shooting the third season of “Orange is the New Black” and she can next be seen on ABC’s highly anticipated new series “How to Get Away with Murder,” this fall. Ms. Reiner was the recipient of the Women’s Prison Association’s 2014 Sarah Powell Huntington Leadership Award for her collaboration with Suz Somersall, founder of KiraKira, to produce the limited edition WPA locket. The award recognizes individuals who exhibit vision, compassion, and initiative in their professional and personal lives and have demonstrated a deep commitment to public welfare and social justice. She has also recently launched the production company, Broad Street Pictures – along with Philadelphia born-and-raised actress Sarah Megan Thomas – to produce films with strong female roles.