March 9-11, 2020

Sixth Annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium
Meritage Resort & Spa  |  Napa, California



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Join us for the largest gathering of women and men dedicated to collaborating, supporting and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide.

The Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium provides a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals taking action to promote diversity and equality, foster mentorship for future generations, and create a world-wide, all-inclusive industry. Notable industry leaders will leave you moved and inspired as they share how they embraced their personal empowerment to thrive in a male-dominated industry.

The WOTVS Global Symposium is a Corporate Member only annual conference.  To view Corporate Membership Benefits, click here. Due to the limited space, Corporate Members are allocated a number of tickets for purchase based on their level of membership.



All regional events, webinars, live chats and discussion groups and more are open to all Individual Members. To view Individual Membership benefits, click here. To view  WOTVS events click here.

Belonging to the Women of the Vine & Spirits community gives you a louder voice, reaffirms your commitment to take action and provides you with an empowered community of women and men who support YOU to take risks, speak up, believe in yourself, step up and step out.


“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”― Mahatma Gandhi


March 11-13, 2019

Select presentations from the Fifth Anniversary Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium are now available to Women of the Vine & Spirits Members to watch and experience! 

Watch Videos On-Demand


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View Digital Program Guide below



Keynote Speakers:

Danica Patrick
Former Professional Race Car Driver

One of the most recognizable professional athletes in the world, Danica Patrick joined the mainstream ranks by going against the current, 
immersing herself and succeeding in the male-dominated world of professional motorsports.

TIME’s “100 Most Influential People"

Jennifer Brown
Founder, President, CEO, Jennifer Brown Consulting

Award-winning entrepreneur, author, dynamic speaker and global diversity and inclusion expert.

Mary Kelly
Ph.D., CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret), Leadership Speaker/Author

Mary Kelly is an internationally renowned author and keynote speaker on leadership, productivity, and business growth.
In 21 years as a Navy intelligence and logistics officer, Mary trained more than 40,000 military and civilian personnel.

Ana Ines Mendy
Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc 

Presenting the 2018 Women in the Workplace Study in which the alcohol beverage industry was included for the very first time.
Ana’s work focuses on diversity & inclusion, change management, and crisis response across industries and geographies.
Ana also leads McKinsey’s West Coast LGBT network (GLAM), pursuing her passion for diversity & inclusion within McKinsey.

 Other Speakers/Moderators Include:

Karen Betts
Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association

Jan Jones Blackhurst
Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Caesars Entertainment

Heather Cox
CEO, Certify My Company
Introducing the New WOTVS Women-Owned & Certified Program / WBENC & WEConnect International

Kathleen DiBenedetto

Sr. Director, Luxury and On-Premise, Beam Suntory & Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Member

Joe Essa
President, Wolfgang Puck & Chair of National Restaurant Association

Stephanie Gallo
Chief Marketing Officer, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Rhonda Kallman
Founder & CEO, Boston Harbor Distillery, LLC

Susan Kostrzewa
Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Kenyatta Lewis
Executive Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainable Procurement, MGM Resorts International | Global Procurement

Steve Sprinkle
Vice President of US Sales for E. & J. Gallo Winery

Adam Strum
Chairman, Wine Enthusiast Companies, Editor and Publisher, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

And more.


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Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Founding, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Corporate Members

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View 2018 Agenda

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View the Fourth Annual Global Symposium Program Guide below


The Fourth Annual Global Symposium sold out in just 7 hours! Breaking 2017's record of a sell out in 24 hours.

The Global Symposium is open to members only of Women of the Vine & Spirits. To join, click here