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C-Suite Insights Real Life Balancing Acts: Life, Family & Careers in Beverage Alcohol with MaryAnn Pisani, CRO, MHW, Ltd.

21 Sep 2021
10:00am - 11:00am PDT

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

Real Life Balancing Acts:
Life, Family & Careers in Beverage Alcohol
 with MaryAnn
Pisani, CRO, MHW, Ltd.

Tuesday, September 21
10:00AM PST / 1:00PM EST


MaryAnn Pisani
Chief Revenue Officer
MHW, Ltd.

Interviewed by
Helen Gregory
 Founder & President
Gregory + Vine

Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, toward the achievement of a shared goal. Each of us can be a leader and make a positive difference, whatever our title or position.

MaryAnn Pisani and Helen Gregory have been hearing about work-life balance for years. Between the two of them they’re raising lots of kids, building global businesses, and trying to find time for family, friends and personal health and wellness.

Attendees can expect a candid conversation between two women executives and friends on what has worked - and what has been most challenging in their life and careers. 


  • What Work-Life balance can look like
  • Tips on how to stay healthy
  • Where to find help when you need it

Who Should Attend

  • Current and future managers and leaders
  • Women Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs
  • HR Professionals

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 Olivia Campbell, Membership Coordinator, Women of the Vine & Spirits.

MaryAnn Pisani was one of MHW's earliest employees when they launched their national import and distribution service program in 1995.  Entering on the ground floor in an emerging startup gave her hands-on experience in all facets of the beverage alcohol import business, from compliance to logistics, finance, and global supply chain management. With more than 25 years in the industry, she has helped hundreds of suppliers and thousands of products of all shapes and sizes to successfully navigate the complexity of the U.S. market. It is her range and depth of experience that makes her one of our industry's most knowledgeable women.  She has served on committees for the National Association of Beverage Importers and Distilled Spirits Council. Today she is Chief Revenue Officer, overseeing the departments of Business Development and Client Relations. Prior to this role she was Chief Operating Officer, responsible for a team of 40 specialized logistics and customer service associates. MaryAnn travels extensively on behalf of MHW, meeting with suppliers, partners, and trade organizations around the globe.  She is the proud mom of 4 and the ecstatic grandma of 3.  

Helen Gregory is a lifestyle entrepreneur and the CEO/Founder of Gregory + Vine, a branding and communications agency focused on global beverage, hospitality and destination accounts. A proud mom to three kids and two dogs, as well as a primary caregiver for her 85-year-old mom, Helen just celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary and has great perspective to share on work-life balance! Helen got her start as a communications manager for ICEX/Wines from Spain and on the brand management team at Kobrand Corporation, overseeing prestige brands such as Maison Louis Jadot and Champagne Taittinger. She has worked in strategic brand development for industry leaders such as Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Moët Hennessy USA, Rémy Cointreau, Founders Brewing Co., MGP Ingredients and Constellation Brands; leads multi-annual regional campaigns for the Bordeaux Wine Bureau, Grandes Pagos de España and DO Rias Baixas; and represents dynamic brands such as DAOU Family Estate, MHW, Ltd., The Spearhead Group and Jules Taylor Wines. A graduate of Princeton University with a B.A. in Politics and a recipient of the prestigious Jean Monnet Fellowship in Business from the Ecole Polytéchnique in Paris, Helen speaks French, Spanish and Italian and received the National Association of Women Woman of the Year Award for Excellence in Marketing. Helen is a corporate member of Women of the Vine & Spirits, a Board member of Best USA Sommelier Association and a volunteer for Adult Literacy Action. 

21 Sep 2021
10:00am - 11:00am PDT

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