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Celebrating Pride Month in Beverage Alcohol

13 Jun 2024
10:00am - 11:00am PDT

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Join Women of the Vine & Spirits for

Celebrating Pride Month in

Beverage Alcohol 


Thursday, June 13
10:00AM PST / 1:00PM EST



Carolyn Blagojevic
National & Regional Accounts
On Premise Manager
Allied Beverage Group

Montana Bull
HR Shared Services Manager
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Lauren King
DipWSET, Sr. Manager Wine Education
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates


Join Carolyn, Lauren, and Montana for an engaging conversation in Celebration of Pride Month! Together we will discuss the impact of ERGs/BRGs, the importance of allyship, ideas for celebrations in June and beyond, as well as advice for establishing a culture of belonging within your organizations. This Live Chat will feature stories that amplify the experiences and efforts of the LGBTQIA+ community and the important work being doing with resources groups across beverage alcohol. Come prepared to jump into the dialogue and share your experiences as well! Happy Pride!  


Key Takeaways: 

  • Initiatives to celebrate Pride this month and beyond
  • Business Leaders committed to advancing LGTBQ talent 
  • The unique impact of ERGs/BRGs


Who Should Attend:

All Members Welcome

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.

Carolyn Blagojevic is the National & Regional Key Account Manager at Allied Beverage Group. She began her journey in the wine and spirit industry with Breakthru Beverage in 2016, bringing over 25 years of diverse experience in the hospitality sector. Her extensive background has fueled a true passion for wine, spirits, and food, as she creates new beverage programs and elevates education in the industry. Carolyn holds a WSET Level 2 Wine Certification, underscoring her expertise and dedication.

Montana Bull

Montana is the Manager of HR Shared Services at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and a co-chair of the Blended Pride Employee Resource Group.  In her role, Montana oversees all employment transactions, leave of absence, and workers compensation for all SMWE employees.  Before moving to Seattle, Montana worked as the Human Resources and Employee Experience Manager for Uinta Brewing Company based out of Salt Lake City, Utah.


Montana is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach in Theater Arts Performance.  After graduating college, Montana lived and worked in the Los Angeles area as an actor (and clown!) before transitioning to the corporate world.  She still loves making people laugh and credits her excel skills to her stage management days.


Montana is originally from Modesto, California but has lived all over the country.  She is hoping to continue to grow roots in Seattle where she lives with her partner and her three dogs.  She loves going for runs and hikes during the sunny weather and reading and painting when the rain rolls in.

Lauren King is the Senior Manager of Wine/Trade Education at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and leads dynamic wine education initiatives supporting various teams and enhancing the esteemed Pacific Northwest wine portfolio. She brings extensive experience from her diverse roles in the wine and restaurant industries across the US. As a Cornell University School of Hotel Administration graduate, her passion for wine blossomed during her studies, leading to certifications as a DipWSET, Certified Sommelier, and Certified Cicerone. Based in Seattle, she actively engages in the local wine community while enjoying culinary pursuits, pottery making, strength training, and fostering shelter dogs in her spare time.

13 Jun 2024
10:00am - 11:00am PDT

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