Women of the Vine & Spirits launches university membership

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During this Women’s History Month, Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS) announces its new University & College Membership with its first member, the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU).

This initiative supports Women of the Vine & Spirits’s mission. Cultivating the next generation of leaders in beverage alcohol and showcasing career opportunities within the industry.

University & College Membership provides students access to Women of the Vine & Spirits’ content, resources, educational and career programs.

This is a brilliant and unique opportunity for all our students, female and male, to take part in Women of the Vine & Spirits’ programs. This is a way to understand why diversity, equity and inclusion is a business imperative to economic empowerment and the achievement of equity in the workplace.

Brian Connors, Director of FIU’s Bacardi Center of Excellence and FIU hospitality professor University & College Membership gives students year-round access to unique educational opportunities, networking, and mentorship, such as:

  • Access to the organization’s Membership Directory with opportunities to connect with industry leaders.
  • Calendar of Events rich in thought-provoking content from industry professionals and outside experts.
  • Resource Library full of pertinent articles and training documents.
  • Scholarship Opportunities through the WOTVS Foundation
  • A Job Board with open positions and direct contacts to Corporate Member companies who are hiring.

Aditionnaly, upon graduation, participants will receive a complimentary one-year Individual Membership (a $150/year value). This will help them to continue networking and furthering their personal and professional development. As they embark on their career paths into the hospitality and beverage alcohol industry.

About Women of the Vine & Spirits:

Women of the Vine & Spirits is an all-encompassing global membership organization dedicated to boldly pushing the wine, beer and spirits industry toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive era that supports business development and innovation, empowering all to thrive.

Members connect through a global network and collaborate across all industry sectors. Members are provided with benefits that include education, training, mentorship, and networking.

Therefore, supporting them personally and professionally as well as tools, services and resources toward diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), and business development & innovation (BD&I).

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