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How Women Behind the Wine is Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Now in its third year, Women Behind the Wine celebrates the current generation of women in the wine and spirits industries while providing opportunities to the next.

Women are integral to the wine industry, a growing reflection of the positive changes brewing in a traditionally male-dominated trade, but a significant gender gap persists. According to a 2019 Women of the Vine and Spirits (WOTVS) Women in the Workplace report, just 16 percent of the wine industry’s vice president-level employees are women, and according to a 2020 Women Winemakers of California report, women hold just 14 percent of California’s lead winemaker positions.



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