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C-Suite Insights: Fostering your Inner Leader & Thinking Outside the Box

14 Feb 2024
9:00am - 10:00am PST

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Join Women of the Vine & Spirits for our Leadership Series
C-Suite Insights:

Fostering your Inner Leader &

Thinking Outside the Box


Wednesday, February 14
9:00 AM  PST / 12:00 PM EST



Candace McKenney
VP Sales, National Accounts Manager


Jenny Sage
VP, National Accounts Off Premise
Rodney Strong Wine Estate

Join Candace McKenney, VP Sales, National Accounts Manager, Delegat, and Jenny Sage, Vice President | National Accounts Off Premise, Rodney Strong for an engaging discussion on how to cultivate your leadership journey and reach for the stars. Together they will discuss their unique career journeys, the many learning lessons they’ve picked up along the way, as well as their aspirations for the future. 


Key Takeaways: 


  • We are all leaders — here’s how you can invest in yourself now, no matter what position or title you have
  • The importance of asking questions and leaning on others 
  • How to seek out feedback 
  • Saying “yes”, while maintaining personal balance


Mentorship: C-Suite Insights

This series takes you inside the minds of some of the most respected visionaries, thought leaders and entrepreneurs in the alcohol beverage industry. It is an opportunity to hear from those leading the paths forward in bev alc. Hear about the importance of mentorship & sponsorship. Learn from their hurdles faced and how they achieved their current role. Listen to the advice of those that have already forged their successful careers in our industry.


Who Should Attend:

All Members Welcome


Introducing the First-of-its-Kind List of Female Leaders in the
Alcohol Beverage Industry, Worldwide

The Women of the Vine & Spirits C-Suite honors and recognizes leaders that are change-makers, co-creators and curators 
in the alcohol beverage industry.

View the List

Visibility of women in traditionally male-dominated roles and industries cannot be underestimated.

These women have earned their place at the top as forward-thinkers, disruptors, innovators and icons using their voice and position
to inspire others to follow in their footsteps. 

Qualifying Corporate Members that would like to be included in our C-Suite need to complete this form.


Once you register you will receive an email with the link to access the session. If you need further assistance please Contact Nicole Anderson, Senior Manager, Corporate Member Relations, Women of the Vine & Spirits.

Candace McKenney is an accomplished leader with  13 years of experience in the wine industry. As the VP Sales, National Accounts for Delegat, she plays a pivotal role in driving growth and strategic partnerships. Delegat is renowned for its exceptional wine brand, including Oyster Bay and Barossa Valley Estate. Throughout her career, Candace has held various key positions within Delegat, gaining valuable insights into different selling markets. Her expertise extends beyond sales, as she is deeply committed to nurturing talent within the organization. Candace is particularly passionate about empowering her female colleagues, fostering confidence, and promoting diversity and inclusion. When she’s not leading key customer meetings with her team, Candace enjoys pursuing her personal interests. She’s an avid cook, a yoga practitioner, and an explorer of the vibrant Bay Area.

As Vice President of Off Premise at Rodney Strong Wine Estate,  Jenny leads a dynamic team in driving revenue growth and market penetration in the off-premise channel.  With a passion for wine and a keen understanding of consumer preferences, her strengths are strategizing sales initiatives, cultivating customer relationships, and working with her distributor partners to maximize profitability.  As a seasoned leader in the wine industry with 19 years of experience, she is deeply passionate about mentorship within her own organization.  Her goal is to empower women in her organization to unlock their full potential, navigate challenges and achieve their professional goals.  Outside of work, Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, fiercely advocating for pediatric cancer and volunteering in the community.


14 Feb 2024
9:00am - 10:00am PST

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