Leading Industry Women Share Insights—and Optimism

As we near the end of the calendar year and prepare to bid adieu to an especially fraught and challenging 2020, some of the leading women in wine and hospitality are ready to enter the new year with optimism and creativity.

“A spirit of hope emerged during the annual Next Big Bite panel discussion organized by the New York chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDNY).”

As captured by SevenFifty Daily editors in their article “Leading Industry Women Share Insights—and Optimism”, adaptability and an entrepreneurial spirit will, now more than ever, spell success for communities, brands, and businesses alike in 2021.

“The annual Women in Wine Leadership Symposium (WWLS), hosted by Winebow Imports, went virtual and national on October 20 for the first time since its inception in 2012. A mostly female audience tuned in to hear panelists discuss how to build a more diverse, inclusive, and successful industry.”

From operating a restaurant and developing a more diverse and inclusive hospitality industry to expanding the definition of sustainability, speakers from this year’s Next Big Bite panel and the Women in Wine Leadership Symposium shared their visions for the future. To learn more, read the full article here.

Barbara Sibley, Angie Mar, Ruth Reichl, and Yvette Leeper-Bueno

From left to right: Barbara Sibley (photo by Noah Fecks), Angie Mar (photo by Johnny Miller), Ruth Reichl (photo by Michael Singer), and Yvette Leeper-Bueno (photo by Clay Williams).

Victoria James, Dorothy J. Gaiter, and Tonya Pitts

From left to right: Victoria James, Dorothy J. Gaiter, and Tonya Pitts. Photos courtesy of Winebow.

Sandra Taylor, Belén Iácono, Heather Fraser and Andrea León

From left to right: Sandra Taylor (photo by Gediyon-Kifle), Belén Iácono (photo courtesy of Winebow), Heather Fraser (photo courtesy of Winebow) and Andrea León (photo courtesy of Winebow).