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New Leadership Series Examines How Female Leaders Are Finding Success & Leading their Business Now and into the Future
The series takes you inside the minds of some of the most respected visionaries, thought leaders and entrepreneurs in the alcohol beverage industry.
July 1, 2020 (New York, NY) – Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry, announced, today, the launch of a new online leadership series, called “C-Suite Insights” featuring global business leaders in the wine, beer and spirits industry. The first installment is taking place next week, July 9, featuring Stephanie Gallo, Chief Marketing Officer of E. & J. Gallo Winery.
A complement to the Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS) C-Suite (the first-of-its-kind list of female leaders in the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide), the new virtual series takes you inside the minds of some of the most respected visionaries, thought leaders and entrepreneurs in the alcohol beverage industry. These live, one-on-one interviews, with interactive audience Q&A, will provide WOTVS members with insights on how to lead through uncertain times and take action for a better future, while diving deep into valuable lessons learned along the way.
“The headline of a recent article (“What Do Countries with the Best Coronavirus Responses Have in Common? Women Leaders”) struck me and this new leadership series was created,” said Deborah Brenner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Women of the Vine & Spirits. “Through this series, we aim to inspire others and shine a light on the qualities that make women great leaders, not only through times of crisis, but in their everyday lives.”
Upcoming “C-Suite Insights” interviews, highlighting those in the WOTVS C-Suite database, include a powerful lineup of well-known women in the industry, including:
Leading with Flexibility, Empathy and Compassion with Stephanie Gallo, Chief Marketing Officer, E. & J. Gallo Winery. Interviewed by Kristina Kelley, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, E. & J. Gallo Winery (July 9)
Lessons in Leadership & Life with Maggie Henriquez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Krug Maison de Champagne. Interviewed by Beatrice Cointreau, Owner & Chief Executive Officer, byBC Wines (July 29)
Reshaping History and Paving a New Future with Fawn Weaver, Chief Executive Officer, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Interviewed by Kate Jerkens, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey (August 12)
100 Years of La Scolca: Staying Positive & Looking Forward in Challenging and Uncertain Times with Chiara Soldati, President & Chief Executive Officer, La Scolca. Interviewed by Bruce Anthony Hunter, Managing Director, Shaw-Ross Intl. Importers (August 25)
Building Effective Teams through Inclusive Leadership with Kelly Soendker, Executive Vice President, Sales, Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits. Interviewed by Cindy Leonard, Senior Vice President, Supplier Management, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (September 15)
Bringing to Life a Values-Driven Culture with Cynthia Lohr, Co-Owner & Chief Brand Officer, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines. Interviewed by Kathleen DiBenedetto, Senior Director, Premium & Luxury Marketing, Beam Suntory (October 8)
Leading with Confidence at the Helm of a Rapidly Changing Industry with Michelle Korsmo, President & Chief Executive Officer, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America. Interviewed by Cheryl Durzy, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, LibDib (November 10)
Leading through Uncertain Times with Mallika Monteiro, Executive Vice President, Chief Growth & Strategy Officer, Constellation Brands. Interviewed by Julie Kinch, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, JK Leadership Advisors (December 8)
Women of the Vine & Spirits Corporate Members include Founding Member, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; Diamond Members: Bronco Wine Company; Brown-Forman; E. & J. Gallo Winery; Moët Hennessy USA; and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates; Platinum Members: Beam Suntory; Breakthru Beverage Group; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines; Pernod Ricard; Republic National Distributing Company; Shaw Ross; and William Grant & Sons. For a full list of Corporate Members including those at the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Associate level, visit the Corporate Members tab at womenofthevine.com.
About Women of the Vine & Spirits
Women of the Vine & Spirits is the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry. Women of the Vine & Spirits is an organization for members to connect through our global and diverse network and collaborate across all industry sectors. Providing members with resources and opportunities to thrive is the cornerstone of our organization and success. We offer steadfast support for women at every position in the field with membership benefits that include education, training, mentorship, entrepreneurship and networking as well as tools, services and resources for personal and business development. Together, we are a committed community taking action and making a positive impact on the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide. For more information, please visit womenofthevine.com.