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Women of the Vine & Spirits Regional Event Sponsored by Corporate Member Sagamore Spirit

27 Sep 2022
11:30am - 2:30pm EDT
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Join us for a Women of the Vine & Spirits 
Regional Event

 Sponsored by Bronze Corporate Member 


Tuesday, September 27
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM EST

Kyma Hudson Yards
445 W 35th Street
New York, NY



A portion of the ticket sales will go directly to the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation toward 2023 Scholarships

Non-Member Ticket price: $35
Member Ticket price: $25
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Sorry, Not Sorry


Different communication styles can have a great impact on the outcome of an exchange, be it verbal or written. Some people tend more toward using softer, more passive language and over apologizing. Others can be more direct and less empathetic. How do we stay true to our personal nature and participate in engaging and collaborate conversations, especially during negotiations? 

In trying to be nice and polite, we can lean on “soft language” to pad our messages and protect our audiences. But it can backfire, making the speaker sound unconfident and in need of reassurance. How do we communicate confidence and authority and an expectation that we are equal while still being ourselves?  


Offer a Solution: 

  • Rather than focusing on a mistake that was made, and apologizing, skip straight to correcting it. “I didn’t include this information in the last email. You can find additional details below.” 
  • Shift from regret to gratitude: Instead of “I’m so sorry this is late!” say, “Thank you for your patience.”
  • Focus on solidarity, if that’s what you mean: Rather than, “I’m sorry you’re going through that,” say, “That sounds so frustrating. I’m not sure how to help, but I’m here for you.”



  • Acknowledging the different communication styles
  • Breaking habits
  • Creating successful pathways to work together
  • The power of authenticity in apology 



Deborah Brenner, Founder & CEO, Women of the Vine & Spirits

Kate Zaman, VP, Partnership Marketing, ReserveBar

Michael Misiorski, CEO, Sagamore Spirit

Moderator: Jenna Regan, Regional Sales Manager, Sagamore Spirit

Wine poured by:


Bronze Corporate Member

Swag gifted by:

Bronze Corporate Member


Not able to attend but still want to donate to the Foundation?

Your donation, large or small, makes a huge impact!

Equality is our end game, equity is the way we get there. 

27 Sep 2022
11:30am - 2:30pm EDT

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