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Wine Women Launches Marketing Forum on July 19th at Ram’s Gate Winery


MktgForumWWF LogoSonoma, California | July 5, 2016: WINE WOMEN, a new, nonprofit professional trade organization focused on advancing women’s careers in the wine industry by fostering and nurturing talent, providing networking and training opportunities, as well as advocating for better opportunities for women in this industry, will launch its Marketing Forum on Tuesday, July 19th, at Ram’s Gate Winery, 28700 Arnold Drive in Sonoma, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is open to women and men professionals in a marketing-related profession of the wine industry.


The WINE WOMEN Marketing Forum strives to foster members’ professional growth while providing the opportunity to share skills within the group. They will explore interactive case studies, speaking opportunities and more throughout the year.

“We’re excited to get our Marketing Forum underway since so many of our members work in this broad field of the wine industry. Given the wide array of specialties, from strategic planning to social media, and the rapidly changing dynamics in wine marketing, the group will have endless possibilities for focused, valuable meetings,” explained Forums Director, Jackie Egidio. She continued, “This first meeting is designed to determine what areas of wine marketing are members’ top priorities for future meeting discussions, as well as mapping out when to tackle each issue for the remainder of the year.” In addition, guests will have the opportunity to network with attendees.

The meeting is open to members and non-members alike. Advance registration is required. Details and registration: Marketing Forum Launch. Guests are asked to bring a bottle of wine to share. Light nibbles will be provided.



WINE WOMEN Forums are career development tools for women (and men) in the wine industry. Each forum is profession- or topic-driven, such as finance and accounting, human resources, winemaking, marketing, and other facets of the business. Additional forums are in the planning stages for other peer groups, such as management and operations. Eligibility to join a forum is established by each forum’s membership. Forums are open to both women and men (unless otherwise stated). Advance registration is required.

“We have had great success in this first half of the year with WINE WOMEN,” stated Linda Higueras, chair of the Founding Human Resources Forum and chair of the Forums Advisory Council. “I just attended WINE WOMEN’s formal launch celebration and am delighted to assist the other six forums, including the Marketing Forum, get underway with this new trade group,” she explained. “We have numerous tools to aid forum chairs in launching and managing their groups so that each meeting can be the most productive and fruitful for members.”


WINE WOMEN’s mission is “To champion the advancement of women’s careers in the wine industry by building strong relationships, essential business skills and leadership among members.” At the core of the new 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization’s activities are programs focused on providing the tools, guidance and creativity for members to attain industry prominence.

WINE WOMEN president, Christine L. Mueller, summed up the launch of the new organization, “It’s exciting, but it’s also daunting. We would not have undertaken such an enormous challenge to launch a new organization geared towards advancing women’s careers in the wine industry if we did not already have the strong support from a number of industry leaders and members. Their support and encouragement has been vital in inspiring us to take the leap to build this new organization.”

For more information about WINE WOMEN, visit: http://winewomen.net/about/ or call 707.996.8740. Visit WINE WOMEN’s website at WineWomen.net, or their Facebook page, WineWomenOrg, or find them on Twitter @WineWomenOrg. For membership information, email Ellen Reich Luchtel, Membership Director, at [email protected]. For complete details on their events calendar, visit: WineWomen.net/Events-List.

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