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MPWomen in New York: the evening in pictures

June 3, 2009: 6:07 PM ET

Fortune Most Powerful Women gathered for a blow-out celebration in May. We kicked off our 2009 MPWomen's Summit theme, Betting on the Future, with a panel discussion with Google's (GOOG) Marissa Mayer, Goldman Sachs' (GS) Dina Powell, and Meredith Whitney, the influential bank-industry analyst. Also part of the evening: 32 rising star women leaders from 23 developing countries -- participants in the 2009 Fortune-U.S. State Department Mentoring Partnership. For more on the gala, click here.

Scenes from the party...

Jocelyne Attal and Cecilia AttiasJocelyne Attal, former Avaya CMO, and Cecilia Attias, former First Lady of France
Meredith Whitney, bank industry Cassandra

Meredith Whitney, bank industry Cassandra

WNBA chief Donna Orender, Susan Saint James, Solera Capital CEO Molly Ashby, and Danskin boss Carol Hochman

WNBA chief Donna Orender, Susan Saint James, Solera Capital CEO Molly Ashby, and Danskin boss Carol Hochman

Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large

Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large

International Mentees with Gayle King (in orange) and daughter Kirby Bumpus (2nd from left)

International Mentees with Gayle King (in orange) and daughter Kirby Bumpus (2nd from left)

Studio Museum of Harlem's Thelma Golden

Studio Museum of Harlem director Thelma Golden

The team behind the MPWomen Mentoring Program: Goldman Sachs managing director Dina Powell, Vital Voices CEO Alyse Nelson, and the State Department's Chris Miner

The team behind the MPWomen Mentoring Program: Goldman Sachs managing director Dina Powell, Vital Voices CEO Alyse Nelson, and the State Department's Chris Miner

Gilt Groupe CEO Susan Lyne and Gayle King

Gilt Groupe CEO Susan Lyne and Gayle King

Time Inc. Chairman & CEO Ann Moore

Time Inc. Chairman & CEO Ann Moore

MPWomen Betting on the Future panelists Marissa Mayer of Google, Dina Powell of Goldman Sachs, and Meredith Whitney (with Pattie Sellers)

MPWomen Betting on the Future panelists Marissa Mayer of Google, Dina Powell of Goldman Sachs, and Meredith Whitney (with Pattie Sellers)

Marissa Mayer, Google's queen of search

Marissa Mayer, Google's queen of search

Pattie and the Daily Beast's Tina Brown

Pattie and the Daily Beast's Tina Brown

CNN's Christiane Amanpour

CNN's Christiane Amanpour

MPWomen International Mentees and Christiane

MPWomen International Mentees and Christiane

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