Join Women of the Vine & Spirits for
our NEW Leadership Series:
Leading through Uncertain Times
Tuesday, December 8
9:00AM PST / 12:00PM EST
Executive Vice President, Chief Growth and Strategy Officer
Interviewed by Julie Kinch, CEO/Founder, JK Leadership Advisors
Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, toward
s the achievement of a goal. Each of us can be a leader and make a positive difference, whatever our title or position.
This 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 Q&A open to attendees, will provide you with tangible tools on how to lead through uncertain times and inspire you to take action.
Here are some questions to ask yourselves as you lead through a crisis:
- Am I defining reality and creating hope in this unprecedented time?
- Am I helping my team become the change makers we need so they can be successful in difficult times?
- What are the key relationships I need to maintain in order to emerge from the current crisis?
- Do our decisions mirror our company values?
- Is our organization’s culture being maintained through our responses during the crisis?
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.
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.
Mallika is Constellation’s executive vice president, chief growth and strategy officer, and a member of the Executive Management Committee (EMC). In this role, Mallika has leadership responsibility and oversight for corporate strategy and future-focused business transformation efforts, and for driving the growth and strategic agenda through disruptive and sustainable innovation, thought-provoking consumer insights, and business analytics across the company.
Mallika joined Constellation in 2016 as vice president, beer innovation. Leveraging consumer insights, Mallika spearheaded the acceleration of the beer innovation portfolio – most notably, with the development and launch of Corona Premier, Robert Mondavi Private Selection bourbon barrel aged wines, and Corona Refresca. In 2017, Mallika became chief of staff to the Executive Management Committee – establishing and executing the EMC’s strategic goals – and, in 2018, became the senior vice president, chief growth officer for the organization, before her role expanded in 2019. She was the driving force behind the company’s Focus on Female Founders program, designed to invest $100 million in female-founded or female-owned start-ups in the beverage alcohol space over the next 10 years.
Mallika has more than a decade of experience in the beverage alcohol industry in strategy, brand marketing, and innovation. Prior to joining Constellation, she held a number of progressive leadership roles in brand management, strategy and innovation at Anheuser-Busch Inbev and Beam Suntory.
Constellation Brands is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. Every day, people reach for our high-end, iconic imported beer brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Corona Premier, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra, and Pacifico, and our high-quality premium wine and spirits brands, including the Robert Mondavi Brand Family, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, The Prisoner Brand Family, SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila, and High West Whiskey.
Julie Kinch is a business leader with extensive experience in the alcohol beverage industry. She is the former SVP, CLO (Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer) for Heineken USA. She was their first female SVP and management team member and was part of the strategic and operational management of the company which has grown to over $1.5B in revenue. Julie has represented companies in various industry trade organizations and has helped shape category narratives within the legal and alcohol beverage space.
During her 20 years with Heineken, Julie was an advocate for diversity and founded the Heineken Women’s Leadership Forum to drive the inclusion and advancement of women in the workplace. Kinch’s passion has had a lasting impact: as of 2019, 50% of Heineken USA’s employees are women and 48% of its senior leaders are women.
Her work won recognition from business and industry groups, including Westchester County’s “Women in Business” award in 2014 and “Equal Access to Justice” honoree in 2019. She is a regular speaker at industry, university and women’s conferences and has written for Fortune.
As the Founder and CEO of JK Leadership Advisors, Julie continues her commitment to diversity and women’s leadership by advising companies looking to operationalize inclusion and diversity, to evolve their company cultures through empowering and engaging employees and to accelerate growth.
Prior to joining Heineken, Julie was Vice President, General Counsel for Remy Amerique, Inc. and before that, was with the law firm, White & Case. Julie is a former member of the Board of Directors for LIFT, a charity that provides access to justice for children and families in New York City, and she was on the initial Advisory Council for the Women’s Leadership Institute at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Georgetown University and a JD from Boston College Law School. She currently lives in Larchmont, New York with her husband and family.