Every time a sexist comment emerges, recognize it and repress it. The negative judgment towards a woman who chooses a career and leaves her children to the nanny, the ill-concealed condemnation in front of a friend who has put on a few pounds because she stopped going to the gym, the poisonous comment to the extramarital relationship of the husband of a colleague who is always traveling and does not devote enough attention to married life. When you think that a scantily clad woman goes looking for trouble, and almost deserves it. These are all observations that seem “harmless”, but are the result of preconceptions… … More THE #METOO OF WINE, WHAT CAN WE DO TO CHANGE THE SEXIST CULTURE?
After reading “Women, wine and the uncomfortable conversation we need to have” by Vinka Danitza I had an epiphany. All of a sudden I connected the dots of the countless moments and episodes in my 7 years long career in the wine business when I felt bullied, verbally and sometimes physically harassed, subtly sabotaged because … More Women and the wine industry. What “IT IS NOT OK”. Spilling it out.
Attending the first European Women in Wine Expo as a speaker in May has been not only an honour, but an incredible enriching experience. I have met women from the most undiscovered wine regions who believed in their skills, in their dreams and struggled to make them happen, and now are leading successful wineries in … More The first European Women in Wine Expo: how women can make wine dreams come true