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Wine Women Launches Human Resources Forum on October 26 at Ram’s Gate Winery


WINE WOMEN LogoSonoma, California |October 17, 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 second Human Resources Forum on Wednesday, October 26 at Ram’s Gate Winery, in Sonoma at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is open to women and men who are human resources professionals at the manager level and above.


Attendees will have an opportunity to network with human resources professionals in the wine industry and explore ways in which they can expand their collective knowledge and leverage their relationships to enhance their careers.

At this first meeting, attendees will discuss why a focused networking group can be the stepping stone to something greater and/or more fulfilling for their career. They will also explore which human resources topics are of greatest importance to them and their colleagues as well as determine the parameters for future meetings. Topics for consideration include: technology applications in recruiting and HR operations, attracting, recruiting, hiring and retention strategies, employee engagement, learning and development, becoming an effective business partner, dealing with conflict in the workplace, emerging employment law challenges and much more.

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

“We’re excited to get our second Human Resources Forum underway since many of our members work in this field and there is tremendous interest to share best practices and other resources. The Forum promises to have endless possibilities for focused, valuable meetings,” explained Forums Director, Jackie Egidio. She continued, “This first meeting is designed to determine our members’ top priorities for future meetings and identify and/or request guest speakers on key topics of interest. Linda Higueras, Founding HR Forum chairperson and co-chair of the second forum adds that, “The ongoing exchange of information among the members at meetings and via emails between the meetings is an invaluable tool to garner immediate resources that help each member do their job effectively. And we also have a lot of fun getting to know one another. Many of the founding members have been actively engaged as a professional networking group for almost ten years.”

The meeting is open to members and non-members alike. Advance registration is required. Details and registration: Human Resources Forum Launch


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.


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.

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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