19 January, 2020

Women in Drinks launches Western Australia Chapter

Women in Drinks launches Western Australia Chapter

Women in Drinks is heading to Western Australia, following successful state chapter launches in Victoria, NSW, South Australia and Queensland. 

The Women in Drinks Council is made up of women from all of the major drinks businesses operating in Australia today and has grown to include state chapters, a mentoring program and networking events featuring inspiring speakers from both within and outside the industry.

The state chapters provide professional education opportunities, inspire with industry role models and encourage women to create an active network.

Members of the WA Chapter Council are Jenny Kollman, Lion; Kathrine DeHavilland, Treasury Wine Estates; Rebecca Lauchlan, CUB; Emma Newman, Moët Hennessy; and Raelene Harris, Liquor Barons. 

Western Australia Chair Emilia Simonin (above) notes: "Our focus is to raise awareness and commitment of leaders and influencers in the drinks industry on the benefits, enablers and barriers to diversity in their workplace to create change by 2020.

"We are passionate about inspiring women to join and stay in the drinks industry. Critical to this is supporting women to grow their careers in the drinks industry.

"A highly connected industry provides enormous benefits for career progression and cultural change."

Simonin added that it was wonderful to have a presence in Western Australia, given the thriving wine industry there and the proliferation of male-dominated industries such as mining.

If you'd like to know more about Women in Drinks and be alerted to its events in Western Australia, click here.

You can also contact Emilia, who is Category Development & Insights Manager at Moët Hennessy Australia, on  emilia.simonin@moethennessy.com