The world is beaming with women-run organizations within the food, beverage, and hospitality industries. Many of these aim to empower women to pursue careers and further their professional development within these industries.

Women of the Vine and Spirits

Women of the Vine and Spirits aim to give women the opportunity and tools to advance their professional careers in the alcoholic beverage industries.

Members are connected to a job board, webinars, conferences, and tools to help you advance your career within the wine industry.

Women for WineSense

Women for WineSense offers educational programs, mentoring, and networking for women wishing to pursue careers in the wine industry.

They welcome professionals, aficionados, and students to enjoy the many perks of membership. They are connected to many conferences, national events, and provide many discounts for wine and educational opportunities.

Women in Wine Leadership Symposium

This annual symposium has the goal to empower and educate those in the wine industry through a series of panel discussions and tastings. Winemakers, sommeliers, retailers, educators, and journalists are all part of the annual symposium.

There are many opportunities for women to pursue advanced careers in what used to be (and in some cases still is) a male-dominated industry. The key is to use these organizations and opportunities to network and pursue education.

Check out these organizations to see if they have any chapters in your area!