Connect - Inform - Change
New Zealand Winegrowers is keen to support women in the industry and encourage more to take up roles of leadership and governance. One of the ways of doing this is the Women in Wine initiative which was launched in 2017.
The role of Women in Wine is twofold:
- To help individual women reach their full potential and step up into leadership roles
- To encourage businesses within the industry to assess their diversity and inclusion culture and make changes where necessary to enable women to reach their full potential and move into leadership roles.
Diversity of thought strengthens the industry contributing to its continued growth and success.
Connect – by providing opportunities for women in the industry to create valuable networks, and to share successes and ideas. Networking is very powerful. Regional Women in Wine groups have been formed around the country enabling members to meet regularly and a national networking event is organised annually. The bespoke Women in Wine mentoring programme is also highlighting the benefits and importance of connecting people together.
Inform – by providing information and resources to help women upskill and reach their goals. By running educational workshops in the future eg. negotiation skills
Change – by running diversity workshops and industry surveys to encourage businesses to offer more opportunities for women to progress and step up into leadership roles as they wish
It is important to reiterate this initiative is for EVERYONE – regardless of gender or role within the industry. All members are invited to participate, join the conversation and build networks.
To find out more information about the initiative please contact Nicky Grandorge, Women in Wine Coordinator.