26 January, 2020

WID launches South Australian chapter

WID launches South Australian chapter

Women in drinks officially launched its South Australian chapter at Coopers Brewery yesterday.

The launch follows the success of the Victorian and NSW chapters of WID.

Women in drinks South Australia's inaugural event featured a discussion panel on "The Changing Face of the Drinks Industry."  

"The drinks association is committed to making the drinks industry an even more attractive place to work through its Women in drinks and Diversity & Inclusion councils," said CEO Georgia Lennon. "We have been proud to see State Chapters of the Women in drinks council launch successfully in Victoria, NSW and now South Australia. 

"The networking events organised by these State Chapters help women grow their careers, develop an active network and showcase role models."

Women in drinks Councillor Melanie Cooper, Coopers’ Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs, added: "I'm thrilled to bring Women in drinks to South Australia. The work the Council has been doing at a national level has been so inspiring and I know women working in the drinks industry in South Australia will welcome a local platform to network and learn more about the journeys of other amazing women."

Lucinda Hewitson CEO and founder of Diversity Inclusion facilitated the panel discussion, which featured Janie Zimmerman (Brewer at Coopers), Trina Smith (Winemaker at Pernod Ricard Winemakers), Shavaughn Wells (Winemaker at Saltram) and Cam Pearce (Sales and Marketing Director at Coopers). The panel members gave their perspectives on the changing landscape in the drinks industry and the challenges being faced.

Coopers also offered a tour of its brewery to attendees. 

The purpose of Women in Drinks is to inspire, support and educate to create a diverse and inclusive drinks industry.

For more information on WID and State Chapter events, click here.
Here are some photographs from the SA event: