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DE&I Leadership Series: Breaking Barriers - CM/UC Only

07 Feb 2023
10:00am - 11:00am PST
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Events reserved for Corporate and University/College Memberships focus on topics specific to supporting organizations looking to elevate their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives and protocols and expanding business development and innovation (BD&I) best practices. If you are interested in learning more about our Corporate and University/College Memberships, email

Join Women of the Vine & Spirits for a DE&I Leadership Series

Breaking Barriers


Tuesday, February 7
10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST


Thanh Nam Vo Duy
VP, Sales, Prestige Experiential Retail
Moët Hennessy USA

Steve Reiner
VP / General Manager, Atlantic Division
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirit

Facilitated by
Deborah Brenner
CEO & Founder
Women of the Vine & Spirits



WOTVS Corporate Members will hear from senior male executives Thanh Nam Vo Duy, Vice President, Sales, Prestige Experiential Retail, Moët Hennessy USA, and Steve Reiner,  Vice President/General Manager, Atlantic Division, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits on why they are committed to DE&I and what we can all be doing to break barriers and create a culture of inclusivity in our communities and companies. 

These unscripted live chats will dig into the topic through authentic conversation about why DE&I is important to them, who has influenced them along their life and career path, and their vision for the future of the alcohol beverage industry. You will get the unique opportunity to get to know these senior executives, beyond their titles

Facilitated by Deborah Brenner, Founder & CEO of WOTVS, attendees can expect frank questions, honest answers and real-life lessons on how these senior male executives commit to taking action as an individual, a community member and a corporate leader.


Who Should Attend:

Company Owners, Executives and Family Members, DE&I Professionals, HR and Talent Professionals, ERG and BRG Leaders and Members, Male Members to learn from these senior leaders how to be an effective ally, and anyone interested in learning more about how other companies are engaging in a more inclusive industry.

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.

Thanh Nam is Vice President, Sales - Prestige Experiential Retail, at Moët Hennessy USA, the wines and spirits division of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy). A leader, coach, and change agent, he has dedicated his career to Luxury wines and spirits and has extensive experience in sales, marketing, finance, and strategy. Thanh Nam is a founder of the AAPI Employee Resource Group at Moët Hennessy USA, is was mentor for AAPA (Asian American Professional Association) and TMCF (Thurgood Marshall College Fund).

In 2021 he was named one of the 12 “AAPI Innovators to Watch” by Beverage Media and SevenFifty Daily and was awarded “50 Outstanding Asian American in Business 2022” by the AABDC (Asian American Business Development Center).

Thanh Nam was born and grew up in France from Vietnamese parents before coming to the US in 2001. An inspiring leader of teams, he is also an advocate, speaker, and activist for AAPI professional advancement and education.

Steve Reiner has been with Southern Glazers for almost 20 years. Much of his career was spent in Miami, before relocating to Chicago and Dallas. Steve has held a variety of roles starting in sales, management, and executive positions. Steve started entry level as he was graduating college; Spent two years in a sales role learning how to talk with customers. Next, he moved into his first management position which gave him his first dose of managing people. During this time is when he went back to school and received an MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Ft Lauderdale. As he was graduating, Steve earned a promotion as the State Manager. In this role is where he learned how important stellar communication skills will become in his career.


Steve was successful in sales up to this point and was about to embark on hard core lessons in management and leadership. From here is where Steve’s story gets interesting, and he begins some of the toughest roles he has held in business. Not tough because of the tactical work. Tough because of the interpersonal work that was going to transpire in the coming years. The next two roles are where he learned a lot about people, himself, and leadership. Much of the stories Steve loves to share come from these two positions because of the impact they had on the growth he has enjoyed since. During these two positions, he created the leader he is known for today through awareness, experience, and practice.


In 2021, Steve wrote a book called Leaders Created that captures the mistakes he made and lessons he learned during the first 20 years of his career. The book is available on Amazon. 


Steve is married to his wife Blaise, and they have two sons, Grandon and Grant.

As a Social Entrepreneur, Deborah Brenner measures success on the positive impact a business makes on society. She has manifested her vision with Women of the Vine & Spirits, inspiring a challenge that calls forth the best in people and brings them together around a shared sense of purpose, working with the power of intentionality and alignment with a higher purpose. 
Through community building, collaborative conversations, and a focus on action, WOTVS works to create positive change for our industry.
Deborah created the Breaking Barriers Series to dive into the core of what DE&I practices currently look like and to discover innovative paths toward creating a more inclusive work environment for all.

07 Feb 2023
10:00am - 11:00am PST

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