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Pivoting in Parenthood

15 Feb 2024
10:00am - 11:00am PST
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Join Women of the Vine & Spirits for a Live Chat:

Pivoting in Parenthood

 Hosted by the WOTVS Working Parents Business Resource Group


Thursday, February 15  
10:00AM PST / 1:00PM EST


Moderated By
Chelsea Castro
Senior Activation Specialist
Experiential Retail, FL
Moët Hennessy USA

Andi DeCenzo
Executive Assistant/Analyst
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Brooklyn Mancipe Diaz
People Business Partner
Sapporo-Stone Brewing

Erin Frank 
Senior Instructional Designer 
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits



Kathy Sucich
Vice President of Marketing 
Dimensional Insight 

Parenthood involves significant changes and adjustments no matter what stage you are in, especially when combined with managing a career. Join our Working Parents BRG Live Chat as the group discusses the major transitions/pivotal moments, the challenges that come with each stage in childhood and what has helped them stay flexible throughout this journey. 


Key Takeaways:

  • Preparing for parental leave.
  • “The Fifth Trimester”: navigating the challenges of returning from parental leave.
  • Transitions during key timeframes such as summer break, holiday break, or a new job.
  • Resources to help you navigate through transitions


Who Should Attend:

All Members Welcome.


Have you joined our Working Parents Group?

Sign up Here to use this platform to share advice, feedback, and support regarding anything from transitioning as a new mother, raising your tribe, juggling the work-life balance, working from home, and anything in between. We're all about connecting with each other, learning, and venting about real life. This is your community. 

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

Chelsea Castro is a mom of a sassy six year old and works for Moët Hennessy as an Activation Specialist in Prestige Off-Premise accounts. She began her journey with the wine and spirits industry with MHUSA in 2015 in her birthplace of New York. In 2020 at the height of COVID she started The Parent Collective, one of the first formal ERG’s at MHUSA. Helping to establish an annual college scholarship for employees high schoolers, implementing mental health days and extending parental leave are some of her most proud accomplishments at the helm of the ERG. In 2021 she moved to FL (as most of NY did) and currently resides there with her family. At the end of 2022 she handed over the reins of the ERG to 3 of her amazing colleagues and is still an active participant in the group. She is excited to now be working with some amazing industry mom’s to help propel the Parent BRG forward under the guidance of WOTV. They say it takes a village, and the bigger, the better!

Andi is a 16-year industry veteran, 15 of those years have been with SGWS. She was hired at (then) Southern Wine & Spirits back in 2009 as the Executive Assistant to the VP of Ohio – since that time, the region has expanded to the 10 states SGWS considers West Control (OH, IA, MI, AL, MS, UT, ID, MT, WY, OR). Her scope of responsibility and the size of the corresponding business has grown greatly over the last decade and a half, now supporting the entire 17 state Control region in a wide variety of operational tasks.


In 2021, Andi co-founded an employee resource group at Southern Glazer’s centered around Women in Leadership. CHEERS to Women in Leadership is a Control State-wide ERG with 150 members (men and women) dedicated to developing employees for future growth within the company. In 2023 she was selected to be part of Southern Glazer’s DEI Leadership Council, helping to further advance D&I initiatives at SGWS. Andi is very excited and honored to use her ERG background and experience as a working mother to help grow the Women of the Vine & Spirits Working Parent’s group.


Most importantly, Andi is a proud Mama to an almost 4-year-old daughter and is currently expecting a son this March. She’s happily married, living in Columbus, Ohio. She met her husband Jake in 2012 and their main goal since has been to travel as much as possible! Together they love food, booze, mountains, and beaches.

As the People Business Partner at Sapporo-Stone Brewing, Brooklyn is responsible for executing against people strategies and priorities with a focus on continuing to elevate the team member experience and put Team Sapporo-Stone first. Brooklyn provides HR (human resources) coaching and support to both leaders and team members and collaborates with the broader people (or HR) team in bringing programs, policies, and processes to life.


Prior to Sapporo-Stone, Brooklyn worked at Sigma Alimentos as a Talent & Culture Manager, leading a team of six Talent & Culture Coordinators, Specialist, and Generalist supporting 750 team members.  Brooklyn has 10 years working in the HR discipline serving companies in the logistics and manufacturing industries.


Brooklyn holds two Bachelors of Science degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She currently resides in Richmond, Virginia with her best friend and daughter, Camila and sweet dog, Luli.

Erin Frank is the senior instructional designer for Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits and the parent of two elementary-aged children (and three dogs and six chickens).


Erin has 12+ years’ experience in managing and creating instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, eLearning, blended, and gamified courses. At Deutsch Family, she gets to combine her love for education with her love for wine and spirits as she runs the company’s learning management system and eLearning design and development. In 2023, Erin and the rest of the Sales Capabilities team at Deutsch Family earned an ATD Best award and were named #20 internationally for their talent development initiatives.


At home in Northern Virginia, Erin’s kids keep her busy with homework, board games, and science experiments. And, when time permits, she enjoys digging in her garden, reading through a never-ending pile of books, trying new wines and spirits, or knitting/crocheting blankets and scarves.

Kathy Sucich is vice president of marketing at Dimensional Insight, where she is responsible for the company’s branding, events, content, and communications strategy.

Kathy started her career in television news writing and producing. She then worked at a public relations agency and as a freelance writer before joining Dimensional Insight in 2013.

Kathy has presented at several events in both healthcare and wine & spirits, including the Healthcare Innovation Summit, the Healthcare IT Marketing & PR Conference (HITMC), and the WSWA Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) Conference. Kathy is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and a member of Women of the Vine & Spirits.

She is also host of the Smarter Healthcare Podcast ( and is a member of the Forbes Communications Council.

Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Boston University.

15 Feb 2024
10:00am - 11:00am PST

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