Dressed in a leather jacket and pleated skirt, Parker was taken aback by the buzz in the room, which also included several newly elected Congresswomen.
"There are a few women [here] that I've known for a number of years and I'm a great admirer of," she told PEOPLE. "If they're powerful, that's just a byproduct. But I don't think of them that way. I just think of them as great women that I'm fortunate to know."
Westfeldt – who wrote and directed 2011's Friends with Kids – confessed that she power lunches "almost never."
"I'm a meal skipper, bagel on-the-run person," she said.
But as any power luncher knows, food is hardly the point.
As King put it, "I walk around this room and I feel good about being a girl."
With Sarah Jessica Parker... One of the nicest people in NYC. Love Diane instagr.am/p/R75U9tA9bx/— DVF (@DVF) November 12, 2012
– Suzanne Zuckerman