Become a WLC Member Today!

 

WSWA is proud to provide an opportunity to network with a community of women in wine and spirits wholesale. The Women’s Leadership Council’s (WLC) mission is to elevate, educate and empower women. Through professional business development webinars, networking opportunities, mentorship programs, philanthropy, and our annual conference, we are bringing women and diverse allies together across the industry. This is the only organization with a wholesaler-only women-led Advisory Board focused on elevating women in the wholesale tier. Learn more about WLC Membership.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This membership is exclusively for the employees of WSWA wholesaler member companies.

 

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Mission: The WSWA Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is comprised of leaders in the wholesale tier of the U.S. beverage alcohol industry. Its primary mission is to educate, elevate, and empower members, as well as industry leaders within the three-tier system, advancing women in the industry and providing a platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge with peers.

 

MEET THE WLC ADVISORY BOARD

Jessica Cyr

Jessica Cyr

WLC Chair

Martignetti Companies

Hillary Wirtz

Hillary Wirtz

WLC Vice-Chair

Breakthru Beverage Group

Stacy Gabel

Stacy Gabel

Republic National Distributing Company

Monica Chaplin

Monica Chaplin

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Amy Barriault

Amy Barriault

Central Distributors Inc. (ME)

Shell Cameron

Shell Cameron

Central Distributors Inc. (AR)

Virginia Means

Virginia Means

United Distributors

Dina Opici

Dina Opici

Opici Family Distributing 

Jenn Engel

Jenn Engel

Republic National Distributing Company

Laura DePasquale

Laura DePasquale

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

WSWA Leadership Development Series

 

Brought to you by WSWA's Women's Leadership Council (WLC) and Council for Leadership Development (CLD), with the mission to provide premier executive education that elevates and empowers the current and next generation of our industry's leaders, executives and members. In lieu of the CLD and WLC Conferences in 2020, this six-part webinar series will bring education on trends, hot topics, and leadership skills development to all WSWA members who register. For more information, please email Kari Langerman at kari@wswa.org

Mentorship Program:

 

The WLC Mentorship Program seeks to elevate, educate, and empower women across the alcohol beverage industry by matching current women leaders and future women leaders to facilitate professional growth and skill development. This six-month program pairs a WLC Advisory Board member with an applicant based on program objectives and desired skills and experience. The program will include one-on-one meetings between mentee and mentor, group meetings and discussions, access to WSWA’s leadership development webinar series, and other educational and networking opportunities throughout the term. 

 

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WLC Conference:

 

The WSWA Women's Leadership Council Conference is an annual event designed to connect current and future women leaders in the wholesale tier. This is a great opportunity to further educate, elevate, and empower WSWA members, developing skills to expand their role in the beverage alcohol industry.

 

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