Home Industry News Releases Women for WineSense Presents “LEARN Today and LEAD Tomorrow,” Wednesday, February 7, 2024 

Women for WineSense Presents “LEARN Today and LEAD Tomorrow,” Wednesday, February 7, 2024 


NAPA / SONOMA, CALIFORNIA |February 6, 2024:  On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. PT, the Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women For WineSense’s (WWS) Winemaking & Viticulture Roundtable will host “LEARN Today and LEAD Tomorrow.”  The Roundtable guest speaker is business strategy expert and author, Toni Navy.  She will share her ideas on future-focused leadership and describe new ways to evolve, contribute and continue to be highly relevant leaders within organizations.  The Roundtable will be held at Healdsburg’s acclaimed Lambert Bridge Winery with an additional Zoom livestream.   The event will be hosted by long time WWS Program Committee member and Vice President, Winemaker and General Manager, Jennifer Higgins.  Lambert Bridge is located at 4085 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448.


Early arrivals will meet at 3:00 p.m. to enjoy mingling and catching up with peers and our speaker while sampling an assortment of artisanal limited production wines, followed by a 3:30 pm behind the scenes production tour.

At 4:00 p.m., the program and Zoom livestream will begin.  A lively question and answer session will follow the presentation.  Ms. Navy noted she will share specific expertise about “core practices to communicate smart strategic plans, mobilize people to take action and take part in finding new ways to operate and move yourself and your business forward.”  Discussion topics will be tailored for wine related industry general managers, senior level leaders, and front line team managers looking for the latest insights and leadership practices.

Ms. Higgins remarked, “It’s a fantastic way to learn what’s new and working well from an esteemed expert beyond the wine industry, plus get that fresh thinking in a candid discussion with our supportive Roundtable peers.”


Toni Navy is a business strategy expert, speaker and #1 best selling author. She runs a high-impact training and consulting company where she helps small business leaders hire, lead and build a successful business.  With over 20 years of experience in roles such as VP of Operations, Director of HR, Management and Consultant opportunities; she has worked at large companies like HP, Apple Computer, Kaiser and HGST, as well as small companies like Cashedge and Chapman Properties.


This event is open in person to active WWS members and qualified non-members that are confirmed through the Roundtable Chair.  Please pre-register by 8 pm., February 6, 2024 at this link.   Professional WWS Roundtable members and their qualified guests are welcome to attend including winemakers, viticulturists, GMs, winery and vineyard owners, other production professionals or organizational leaders.

Both onsite and virtual registered attendees will receive a private livestream link.  Attendees are asked to bring a bottle or two of wine to share as a thank you to our hosts and speaker.

To RSVP, or for any questions on this event or future WWS Roundtable events, please contact the Chair, Julie.Lumgair@gmail.com.


WWS is a national not-for-profit organization 501(c)6. The Napa|Sonoma Chapter founded in 1990 is the founding chapter of this national organization which provides outstanding educational and networking opportunities to both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts by presenting educational, insightful and stimulating events in a welcoming, fun environment. Women and men 21 years old or more are welcome to join. Information on the national chapter and 12 regional chapters is at www.womenforwinesense.org.


Beyond full chapter events, the founding chapter’s professional roundtables serve to provide a welcoming and confidential environment to meet in peer groups on a bi-monthly or quarterly basis. Members network, provide advice and support for one another, as well as foster educational occasions by inviting guest speakers in their fields and discussing C-suite skills, insights and community building as well as ‘hot issues’ facing members in their day-to-day work. Multiple Roundtables have developed for WWS industry members in finance, accounting, human resources, winemaking/viticulture and marketing/direct-to-consumer fields. To join or learn more about the roundtables, please visit www.womenforwinesense.org or contact the chapter’s Roundtables Director, Hillary Silva, hillaryfrasersilva@gmail.com.


Lambert Bridge Winery is a boutique winery located in Healdsburg, California, known for producing high-quality, handcrafted wines, fulfilling the dedication to excellence and dreams of the Chambers family.  With a long-time focus on Bordeaux varietals and a commitment to sustainable farming practices, Lambert Bridge creates wines that showcase the unique terroir of the region.  They also produce exclusive small lots of Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Chardonnay from notable vineyard sites in Sonoma and beyond.  The winery is recognized for its picturesque setting, an unparalleled sense of community, and dedication to producing exceptional wines that capture the essence of the Sonoma County.

Leading the winery team and vineyards, is Vice President, Winemaker and General Manager, Jennifer Higgins.  Born and raised in Sonoma County, she immersed herself in winemaking while working with the legendary Zelma Long of Simi Winery. After earning a degree from UC Davis in Biochemistry and working in Italy for two years, she worked at William Hill Winery in Napa Valley, followed by eleven-year tenure at Lancaster Estate where she collaborated often with the iconic winemaking consultant David Ramey.  In early 2010, she joined Lambert Bridge and the rest is history.  During the past decade, she has crafted the “LB style” wines that are distinctive, elegant and built for long term cellar aging.



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