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Women in Wine: Navigating Risks and Opportunities

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MARCH 16, 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 CET
Welcome by Brian Aggeler, Chargé d’affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy Paris

Keynote: “Being a Woman in Wine: Self-Doubt and Risk as Opportunity” – Elaine Chukan Brown: American Specialist for; Co-Founder of Diversity in Wine Leadership Forum; 2020 Wine Communicator of the Year, IWSC

Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in Wine: Best Practices in Promoting One’s Business, One’s Brand, and One’s Self

Moderator: Lindsey Tramuta, Author, The New Paris and The New Parisienne

=> Watch/listen to the recording of this session on 16 March

MARCH 17, 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 CET
Panel Discussion followed by Q&A 

Navigating Climate Change: Risky Business or Opportunities for Innovation?

Moderator: Kate Snipes, Minister Counselor for Agriculture Affairs, U.S. Embassy Paris;

  • Anne Malassagne, Co-Owner, AR Lenoble (Champagne); Co-Founder, La Transmission Women in Champagne
  • Sandra Taylor, Founder Sustainable Business International; Author, The Business of Sustainable Wines
  • Diana Snowden Seysses, Winemaker, Snowden Family Vineyards (Napa) and Domaine Dujac (Burgundy, France)
  • Nicole Rolet, Co-Owner, Chêne Bleu (Rhône, France); Advisor to the Yale Sustainable Food Program

=> Watch/listen to the recording of this session on 17 March

MARCH 18, 2021, 16:00-17:15 CET
Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
Managing Risk in a Changing Global Economy: Best Practices in Navigating Evolving Markets, Geopolitics, and Pandemics in the Wine Industry

Moderator:  Pauline Vicard, Executive Director, ARENI Institute or the Future of Fine Wine


  • Honore Comfort, Vice President International Marketing, California Wine Institute
  • Francesca Hansen, Export Director, Paris Wine Co.
  • Veronique Sanders, President and CEO, Chateau Haut Bailly (Bordeaux, France)
  • Cynthia Coutu, Founder and General Manager Delectabulles: Champagne Networking Club for Women

Closing Remarks by Matt Murray, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and  Negotiations, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

=> Watch/listen to the recording of this session on 18 March

 MARCH 18, 2021, 17:15 – 18:00 CET 
Interactive Virtual Networking Opportunity and Workshop: Networking in the Era of COVID and Beyond
Networking Facilitator: Cynthia Coutu, Founder and General Manager Delectabulles: Champagne Networking Club for Women

=> The workshop was not recorded.

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