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Women in Wine Oregon Announces Program for July 18 Conference


Fifth annual conference welcomes speakers and panelists promoting inclusion and advancement of female leadership

Portland, Ore. (May 15, 2023) — Women in Wine Oregon, a nonprofit organization fostering inclusion and the advancement of female leadership, has launched ticket sales for its full program for a one-day conference on Tuesday, July 18. Hosted at Stoller Family Estate in Dayton, the fifth annual conference provides opportunities for personal and professional development. Tickets are on sale now for both the in-person and livestream events. 

Photos courtesy of Andrea Lonas

Founded in 2019, Women in Wine Oregon amplifies female voices and promotes female leadership in the wine and beverage business. While the organization was born in Oregon, the annual Women in Wine conference draws a national audience and a roster of speakers and panelists from a wide range of industries.

The 2023 Women in Wine Conference, themed “ReConnect,” will provide attendees with valuable insights from leading female wine professionals, career and life coaches, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and industry trailblazers. Guided by the principles of recalibration, reevaluation, reshaping, redefinition, and reimagination, among others, the conference aims to inspire and empower participants on their personal and professional journeys. The schedule includes a dynamic speaker lineup, as well as facilitated roundtables: womeninwineoregon.com/sessions.

“In looking at conference feedback from 2022, we saw that our members and guests wanted more engagement, more time to connect,” said Stacey Gibson, 2023 President of Women in Wine and partner at Parallel Food & Drink. “We took that to heart this year and added roundtable sessions—an opportunity to connect with people from across the state.”

The July 18 conference features an esteemed lineup of speakers, including:

  • Jordan Aftanas – Director Of Wellness for TEDxPortland / Strategic Wellness Coach
  • Chevonne Ball – Owner/Operator of Dirty Radish Travel & Wine
  • Janie Brooks – Managing Director, Brooks Wine
  • Noël Burgess – Freelance Writer & Content Creator
  • Shari Dunn – CEO, ITBOM Consulting
  • Robbie Hanson – Author
  • Caroline Kristof – Co-Founder, Kristof Farms
  • Dr. Jennifer Lincoln – OBGYN, educator
  • Miguel Marquez Garcia – Beverage Director, Republica & Co.
  • Meg Ordaz – Director of Consumer Sales, Troon Vineyard
  • Tonya Pitts – Wine Director/Sommelier One Market Restaurant and CEO of Tonya Pitts Consulting
  • Anna Maria Ponzi – Oregon Wine Insider & Personality
  • Katie Schwarzler – Owner, Indy Commons
  • Tali Reed- Founder, Board & Bottles by Tali
  • Marli Williams – Transformational Leadership Speaker
  • Sheryl WuDunn – Co-Founder, Kristof Farms

For detailed speaker bios and additional information, please visit the Women in Wine website.

Conference tickets include a light breakfast, access to programming and breakout sessions, lunch, and a networking happy hour. Following the conference, attendees will receive recordings of all sessions. 

While many events have moved away from virtual, Women in Wine leadership felt it was important to keep in 2023: “Offering the livestream event ensures that our members and guests have equitable resources and access to information,” said Women in Wine Operations Manager Ashley Bradfield. “It’s an accessible medium and one that speaks directly to our mission of inclusion.”

Tickets are now available for both in-person and virtual attendance of the July 18 conference.

  • In-person: $299 ($247 for Women in Wine members)
  • Virtual: $99 ($80 for Women in Wine members)

Scholarships are also available, with applications due May 26. Applications are available at the link here.

Women in Wine Oregon 2023
Stoller Family Estate
16161 NE McDougall Rd, Dayton, OR 97114
Doors open: 8 am
Conference: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Happy Hour: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

About Women in Wine Oregon

Women in Wine Oregon is a membership-based nonprofit organization committed to promoting the inclusion and advancement of female leadership in the wine and beverage industry. Since its inception in 2019, Women in Wine Oregon has been instrumental in supporting long-term growth of women in the industry through ongoing networking events, an annual conference, and a year-long mentorship program. 
For more information, please visit womeninwineoregon.com.



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