Schedule subject to change
Session & Panel Descriptions
Keynote: A virtual conversation with the McBride Sisters
Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John
Emcee Christelle Koumoué hosts the McBride sisters as they talk about how they created what is not only the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States, but one of the most inclusive, accessible, socially aware and sustainable. Their story as newly found sisters who had been raised across the world from one another will leave you inspired. Learn more about how they passionately influence change through their SHE CAN Professional Development Fund, which is inspired by the endless pursuit of all women who are making their dreams a reality and breaking barriers daily.
Panel: Connecting through Generations
Maria Ponzi (moderator), Former owner and Past President of Ponzi Vineyards; Author of "Pinot Girl"
Tiquette Bramlett, Compris Vineyard
Pat Campbell, Elk Cove Vineyards
Laura Laing, Hazelfern Cellars
Ximena Orrego, Atticus Wine
This panel of iconic and emerging female leaders in Oregon wine will discuss the similarities and differences in their paths to success. How has the career landscape changed over the years in terms of communication, leadership, work styles, and advancement? What is the impact of technology on our professional and personal lives? How do we gain and retain relevancy in this ever-changing world? Gather insight and guidance from these inspiring wine professionals from across all levels.
Session: Walking the Talk
Maryam Ahmed, Diversity in Wine Leadership Forum; Maryam + Company
"Easier said than done" didn't become an adage without reason. In this session, Maryam Ahmed, owner of Maryam + Company and co-founder of the Diversity in Wine Leadership Forum, will explore how we can go from words to actions in order to create meaningful change in our personal and professional lives and to build an equitable wine industry. Regardless of where you find yourself on the journey of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, there is a path forward and all you have to do is walk it.
Session: The Confidence Cure - How to Overcome Self-Doubt & Play Full Out
Marli Williams, Camp YES!
One of the major things holding women back from what they really want is the confidence to believe in themselves and the courage to go after it. A universal challenge women face is self-doubt, fear, anxiety and overwhelm, confidence is the cure. Confidence is the medicine that gives women the ability to lead, innovate, and create positive change in the world. This interactive presentation is designed to inspire and empower the audience to overcome self-doubt so that they can play full out in every area of their lives.
Breakout 1 (main stage): Women & Leadership
Shari Dunn, ITBOM Consulting
Leadership is defined through the prism of white, cis-gendered maleness that, while not monolithic, is familiar. Anything different from those styles is jarring to men, women, and people of color in the workplace. Walk away from this session with practical action items that all women can use to make space for and support each other's different leadership styles. By identifying the "translation" points, we can understand each other's journeys towards the goal of the advancement of all women.
Breakout 2 (founders room): Navigating Difficult Conversations
Julia Sullivan, High Performance Diversity
Navigating Difficult Conversations will integrate two sets of tools: one based on the work of Chris Argyris from Harvard, the other on the work of Dr. Richard Schwartz, Founder of the IFS Institute. We will use visualization, parts awareness and mapping to “freeze-frame” the situation and navigate the way to an effective and productive conversation. Participants will apply the tools to actual situations to reframe and redesign how they can respond. We will provide a brief overview of Internal Family Systems (IFS), a non-pathologizing evidence-based framework that is moving from clinical settings to the workplace. Self-leadership, as defined by IFS, allows one to access clarity, compassion, creativity, calmness, curiosity, confidence, courage, and connectedness in the most difficult situations. Live demonstrations will help the material come alive. Come ready for a candid look at how life gets complicated. Leave with hope that self-leadership is a game changer.
Breakout 3 (barrel room): Avoiding Burnout
Jennifer Matthews, Coach Jen Matthews
Join us for a candid talk about burnout - how we all experience it and what we need as individuals to stop burnout in its tracks and begin reversing its impact on our bodies, our minds, our lives, and our organizations. You will not be told exactly what to do in this interactive breakout session. You will be given three key tools and shown a path to begin decreasing burnout yourself. If you’re burnt out now, this may sound impossible. But what have you got to lose? We promise the session will only support your ability to lead yourself to new beginnings, inspire ideas for you to support other women, and plant a seed for creating change in your organization when it comes to burnout.
Session: Champion for Change
Jeri Andrews, XOBC Cellars
Details to follow!
Panel: The Future of Food
Sara Hauman, Tiny Fish Co. (moderator)
Leigh Bartholomew, Results Partners and Dominio IV Wines
Kari Kihara, Mac Market
Garett Long, Troon Cellars
Rachel Spiegelman, Drake Farms
What do you think of when you hear “Farm to Table”? Do you think of the people cultivating the land, the health of the soil on which your food is grown, the animals that are raised for consumption? The life cycle of an industry bringing the food and wine that you enjoy to your table? Join us as Chef Sara Hauman leads a discussion regarding a shift that has been happening within this cycle and why we should farm, eat and drink like our lives depends on it.
Registration & Light Breakfast
Welcome and opening remarks
12:15pm - 1pm