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Women of the Vine & Spirits in Collaboration with Deloitte

Women Raising the Bar
The Beverage Alcohol Industry-Specific DE&I Study



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“We are thrilled to be working with Women of the Vine & Spirits to do this research to try and create more equitable opportunities and outcomes for women, and people of all identities who have been historically marginalized. This is core to our DEI mission at Deloitte” 

- Kimberly Betts, Global Consumer Industry Diversity Equity and Inclusion Leader, Deloitte LLP

For the second year in a row, Women of the Vine & Spirits collaborated with Deloitte LLP to publish the first industry-specific Beverage Alcohol DE&I Study: Women Raising the Bar. This study established a standardized framework from which to measure company performance against DE&I benchmarks going forward. The fundamental goal was to support companies in their evaluation of leading practices and hold themselves accountable for building more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces.



Deloitte has significant experience creating DE&I reports, recognizing how critical diversity, equity and inclusion is to business performance. Challenges often lie in translating a nod of the head to the value of diversity, equity and inclusion into impactful actions. 

Through executive interviews, individual surveys and company-wide questionnaires, Deloitte performed an analysis and identified areas where the beverage alcohol industry is seeing positive change as well as areas to drive improvement. Including: 

  • Employee perceptions of organizational diversity 
  • Company efforts to promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion  
  • Issues preventing people from considering a career in Beverage Alcohol 
  • The current state of DE&I in Beverage Alcohol 


Read the 2023 Report


“From previous studies, we know that it will be over 100 years until we achieve gender equity in the workplace. Until now, Beverage Alcohol companies have relied on very limited data since most studies have included our industry as part of a broader food and beverage categorization. This baseline report on DE&I in Beverage Alcohol is helping inform leaders, allies, and the next generation on how to effectively fasten the pace towards equity, creating more inclusive workplaces and increasing your company's bottom line.” 

- Deborah Brenner, Founder & CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits.


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About Women of the Vine & Spirits  

Women of the Vine & Spirits is an all-encompassing global organization, dedicated to boldly pushing the wine, beer and spirits industry toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive era that supports business development and innovation, empowering all to thrive. Our members connect through our global network and collaborate across all industry sectors. We provide our members with benefits that include education, training, mentorship, and networking as well as tools, services and resources toward DE&I, and personal and business development. For more information, please visit


About Deloitte 

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including nearly 90% of the Fortune 500® and more than 7,000 private companies. Our people come together for the greater good and work across the industry sectors that drive and shape today’s marketplace — delivering measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthier society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. Building on more than 175 years of service, our network of member firms spans more than 150 countries and territories. Learn how Deloitte’s more than 345,000 people worldwide connect for impact at  

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