This event is all about the one expert
you've always wanted to meet ...and she's
probably the Professional Member
sitting right next to you!"
~ Chris Mueller, Chapter President
We're aiming to surpass last year's high marks.
Hear what attendees said last year:
"The event was awesome...I would give the event a 8!"
~ Jessica Link, Professional Member
"I would rank the event a 10 - the food, the venue,
the format, the content. It was absolutely perfect.
It was an amazing value and provided
a real chance to get to know people.
Can’t say enough good things about this.
Do more of these!!"
~ Geni Whitehouse, Professional Member
~ 8 - 8:30 a.m. ~
Check-in, continental breakfast, silent auction* viewing, networking
~ 8:30 - 2 p.m. ~
Take control of your career by making the most of your own brand
Meet our experts!
~ 2 - 2:30 p.m. ~
Silent auction* winners announced
Since Geni gave the program a "10" last year, we thought no other person could moderate the program as well as she could! Geni will kick off the day's events, introducing our experts, as well as lead a lively session on how branding affects your career and leadership.
Providing leadership training is WWS Professional Member and National Development Director, Margaret Martin. She worked for Mezzetta as the Director of Leadership Development where she brought structure to their performance management and recruiting processes, and delivered the Coaching for Performance workshop. She is currently the Customer Service Manager at Amy’s Kitchen in Petaluma, where she uses her coaching and organizational development skills and lives in Napa Valley.
Rounding out the day's bounty of experts in the wine industry are four top leaders in their fields:
Left to right, our Professional Member Experts: Susan DeMatei, owner of Wine Glass Marketing in Napa; Cindy Deutsch, National Retail Chain Manager, TGIC Importers, Inc.; Karen Jess-Lindsley, CEO of Lindsley Lighting and former WWS National President; and Julie Johnson, Winemaker/Vintner of Tres Sabores Winery and co-founder of WWS.
*This event's Silent Auction will be heavily populated by donations from each of our experts. Expert Sessions are 90-minute private sessions with the expert of your choice for a mere $75. All proceeds go to our scholarship fund.
Other raffle and auction items will be on hand for bidding and winning. There are many ways you can contribute to our scholarship fund to help deserving students meet their wine and viticultural education goals with us:
Not a Professional Member? Join or upgrade before registering for this event, an exclusive benefit of WWS membership. Questions about membership and its benefits? Contact Membership Director, Ellen Reich Luchtel, for assistance. So join now to ensure you can attend, and save $$ on future events!
This event has limited seating. We hope to see you there!
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Alcohol will be served at this event. No one under 21 will be served.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available in the venue lot.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
WWSCommunications@comcast.net -- If you don't hear from us within a few hours, we're likely consulting to get an answer to your question! Please be patient.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
You may switch your registration to another member or guest. You may open your order on Eventbrite from the confirmation emailed to you to edit the name information. (And if this is unavailable, please send us an email of the changes.)
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. Follow the instructions on your confirmation email on the steps to do so.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It does make things go faster when you do!
What is the refund policy?
Women for WineSense has a no-refund policy. However, we maintain a waitlist for tickets to our events. In the event you cannot attend and there are interested parties on the waitlist who purchase a ticket, we will refund your ticket purchase.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Follow the instructions from EventBrite's confirmation email. You can return to edit the name on display for the registration.
Founded in 1990 by some of the top women in the wine industry, Women for WineSense offers wine education and networking opportunities for wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.
Our events, held in beautiful wine country locations, provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere for men and women to enjoy learning about new wines and food pairings, as well as making new friends and acquaintenances.
Women for WineSense is a not-for-profit organization 501(c)6 formed in 1990 as a way to promote women working in the wine industry. WWS is committed to being the premiere wine organization offering outstanding education programs, member benefits, and networking opportunities to industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. The Napa/Sonoma Chapter currently has more than 325 members of which approximately 70% are professionals in the wine industry. For information about becoming a member, please email our Membership Director, Ellen Reich Luchtel.
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