WSWA Women’s Leadership Council (WLC)

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.

 

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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WLC Officers:

 

Jessica Cyr, Martignetti Companies, WLC Chair. 

 

Hillary Wirtz, Breakthru Beverage, WLC Vice-Chair. 

 

WLC Advisory Board members include: Jessica and Hillary, along with Heather Alper, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits; Stacy Gabel, Republic National Distributing Company; Monica Chaplin, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits; Amy Barriault, Central Distributors Inc. (ME); Shell Cameron, Central Distributors, Inc. (AR), Virginia Means, United Distributors; Dina Opici, Opici Distributing; and Jenn Engel, Republic National Distributing Company.  

 

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