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Top Female Wine Industry Leaders Discuss Rise of Women in the Wine Business at BNY Mellon Wealth Management “Game Changers” Event in New York City


NEW YORK, October 26, 2017BNY Mellon Wealth Management continued its 2017 “Game Changers” speaker series on October 25, 2017 at The NoMad Hotel Rooftop in Manhattan. The event featured Hess Family Wine Estates Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Winemaking Nicole Carter, Dutcher Crossing Winery Proprietor Debra Mathy, and Moone-Tsai Wines Co-founder and Proprietor MaryAnn Tsai, who discussed their nontraditional career paths in the wine industry and women’s important impact on the industry. Each winery provided attendees with an exclusive tasting from their small production collections.

Pictured L-R: Mark Osgood, president – Tri-State Region, BNY Mellon Wealth Management; MaryAnn Tsai co-founder and proprietor, Moone-Tsai Wines; Nicole Carter, chief marketing officer and director of winemaking, Hess Family Wines Estates; Katia Friend, managing director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Tom Dicker, president – U.S. Markets, BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Debra Mathy, Proprietor, Dutcher Crossing Winery; Maggie Zeman, senior vice president and general manager – New York, Double Forte

Now in its second year, BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s “Game Changers” series explores women’s entrepreneurial and leadership successes through conversations with exceptional women who have forged unique paths and have insights to share. The discussion at The NoMad was moderated by Maggie Zeman, senior vice president and general manager of New York for Double Forte, an integrated digital marketing and communications agency.
“Women like those on our panel today have a wonderful opportunity to inspire more women to be game changers in other non-traditional industries,” said Katia Friend, Managing Director BNY Mellon Wealth Management. “By sharing their individual paths to success they will undoubtedly influence and inform those who wish to excel in their chosen fields as well.”

During the presentation, the group discussed women’s fundamental impact on the wine industry and the benefits of their growing role and influence. They also shared personal stories about their individual journeys in the winemaking business.

“BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Game Changers series is an outstanding forum for opening doors for women in a multitude of industries. It empowers women to make pivotal changes in their careers by meeting women who have,” said Carter.

“Participation in the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Game Changers event is a privilege and honor. It allows women to gather, share experiences and learn from each other. These events not only benefit industry advancements today but provide us opportunity to help the growth of future generations of women,” shared Mathy.

“Participating in the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Game Changers series in New York has been a wonderful opportunity,” said Tsai. “It is an excellent way to share my path and experiences in wine with other women facing similar challenges.  By sharing our collective perspectives, we hopefully are helping women entering all industries today advance their careers.”

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management

BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 10th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2017. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $231 billion in total client assets, as of September 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Sept. 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $32.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

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