New Group for Women in the Wine Industry Set Up in Australia
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Gender equality in wine
A new group for women in the wine industry has been created in Australia. Women and Revolution (WaR) describes its aim as "growing the next generation of women in wine and elevating the voices of the many women who want to address gender equality in the wine sector of the hospitality industry right now". Members will be accepted from all parts of the industry from distribution and hospitality to viticulture and winemaking. WaR will be running events, master classes and coaching as well as a buddy programme.
Women "locked out"
WaR started as a series of informal dinners around Sydney but membership is open to women across Australia. “Whenever we got together, the conversation would naturally centre on barriers we’d encountered, and we how we could go about dismantling them," co-founder and president Bridget Raffal told Wine Titles Media. “We identified that women are often locked out of roles that facilitate growth, education and networking opportunities. You can’t get the job if you don’t have the education and training, and you can’t get the education and training if you don’t have the job.
Find more information on WaR here.
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