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Visibility of women in traditionally male-dominated roles and industries
cannot be underestimated

October 7, 2019 (New York, NY) – Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry, announced today that they have compiled a list to publicly raise awareness and increase visibility of women in leadership roles, worldwide.

The Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS) C-Suite proudly honors and recognizes women that hold traditional C-Suite roles, as well as senior leadership positions such as Head Winemaker, Master Distiller, Brewmaster, etc. The women on this list have earned their place at the top as forward-thinkers, disruptors, innovators, and icons using their voice and position to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

“The visibility of female role models plays a significant role in inspiring other women to pursue similar careers, as well as proving that success in a male-dominated industry is achievable,” said Deborah Brenner, Founder & CEO, Women of the Vine & Spirits.

In a recent study conducted by KPMG, 86 percent of women reported that when they see more women in leadership, they are encouraged they can get there themselves.

The WOTVS C-Suite provides a global platform for female leaders to be recognized by the industry at large, create visibility to buyers, wholesalers, supplier diversity managers, vendors and consumers; and also provides a public space for companies to demonstrate their commitment to gender diversity and inclusion.

“At Breakthru, we believe there is real strength in diversity and inclusion, and we are proud to work with leaders like Deborah Brenner at Women of the Vine & Spirits to advance the interests of women in our industry,” said E. Lloyd Sobel, Chief Operations Officer, Breakthru Beverage. “With their new C-Suite initiative, Women of the Vine & Spirits has created an essential platform to recognize women leaders and their contributions; making these powerful role models more visible to the industry at large.”

For more information about the Women of the Vine & Spirits C-Suite, visit womenofthevine.com/wotvs-c-suite.

Women of the Vine & Spirits Corporate Members include Founding Member, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; Diamond Members: Bronco Wine Company; Brown-Forman; E. & J. Gallo Winery; Moët Hennessy USA; and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates; Platinum Members: Breakthru Beverage Group; Caesars Entertainment; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines; Pernod Ricard; Republic National Distributing Company; Shaw Ross; and William Grant & Sons. For a full list of Corporate Members including those at the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Associate level, visit the Corporate Members tab at womenofthevine.com.

To become a Corporate Member, contact Elizabeth Campbell Boyd at [email protected].

About Women of the Vine & Spirits

Women of the Vine & Spirits is the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry. Women of the Vine & Spirits is an organization for members to connect through our global and diverse network and collaborate across all industry sectors. Providing members with resources and opportunities to thrive is the cornerstone of our organization and success. We offer steadfast support for women at every position in the field with membership benefits that include: education, training, mentorship, entrepreneurship and networking as well as tools, services and resources for personal and business development. Together, we are a committed community taking action and making a positive impact on the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide. For more information, please visit womenofthevine.com.

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