Ep. 659 Deborah Brenner | Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People

Episode 659 Steve Raye interviews Deborah Brenner in this episode of Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People on the Italian Wine Podcast.

About today’s guest Deborah Brenner: Deborah Brenner is the Founder & CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits® (WOTVS), an all-encompassing global membership organization dedicated to boldly pushing the wine, beer and spirits industry toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive era that empowers all to succeed. She is also the President of the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, 501(c)3, which provides scholarships for the purpose of helping women advance their careers in the food, wine, spirits, beer, and hospitality industries through education, leadership, and professional development. Known for her entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm for social equality, Deborah is constantly strategizing and advocating for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive alcohol beverage industry.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
• The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) and why it is imperative for business development & innovation (BD&I)
• Women in the workplace: Fostering gender diversity and feeding the talent pipeline
• Woman owned business and entrepreneurship
• Engaging male allies in critical conversations
• Mentorship: If you can’t see it, you can’t be it
• Fostering community and leading through challenging times

KEY INITIATIVES
• WOTVS Foundation, 501(c)3
• WOTVS Foundation Assistance Program
• WOTVS C-Suite: Women Behind the Brands
• WOTVS Certified Women Owned Program
• WOTVS Pledge of Commitment to End Workplace
Harassment
• Badass Bartender®

If you want to learn more about today’s guest, you can by visiting:
olivia@womenofthevine.com
womenofthevine.com

More about the host Steve Raye:
Steve Raye of Bevology Inc originally joined our weekly lineup with narrations from his book “How to get US Market Ready” – but everyone just loved him so much, we brought him back with this series of interviews that informs and inspires! Each week he speaks to industry professionals; guests who have gained valuable experience in the Italian wine sector and have insightful tips and stories that can help anyone who wants to learn about getting US Market Ready!
For more information on the host Steve Raye you can check out his website, Bevology Inc. here: www.bevologyinc.com/

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Until next time, Cin Cin!

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