The week's top stories for women in drinks

The week's top stories for women in drinks

Diageo lead the news for women in drinks this week, walking - and talking - diversity, while the inaugural drinks/WID Mentoring Program mentors met to discuss their mid-point progress.

1. Diageo's CFO took a 50% pay cut


Kathy Mikells' salary was slashed by 50% after the company missing long-term targets in its latest results.
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2. Diageo hired its first director of culture and entertainment


Anne Nosko will bring together culture and entertainment, and media and futures at director level
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3. Diageo's HR director championed the value of diversity in the workplace


Human resources director Mairead Nayager revealed Diageo's diversity journey, including getting 36% women on the board
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4. Industry mentors met to discuss their progress

There was great feedback from industry leaders at the half-way point of the inaugural drinks association/WID Mentoring Program.
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5. Lauren Swift talked shaking up the old guard in NZ winemaking


The 2015 Young Winemaker of the Year said a lot of winemakers wouldn't speak to her when she first arrived on the scene.
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6. A family feud rocked Bulleit

Founder Tom Bulleit's daughter Hollis, who worked on the brand’s sales, marketing and innovation teams, claimed she was fired for being a lesbian. However, the company said it hadn't been able to agree on terms for a new, multi-year contract with her.  
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7. Three Thai women were charged for promoting alcohol on Facebook

The trio were officially charged with violating Thailand’s ‘Alcoholic Beverage Control Act 2008’ for promoting beer sales on Facebook.
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8. Five Australian rosés won medals at the drinks business 2017 Rosé Masters

Judge Beverley Banning MW, commented on the fine quality of rosé in the competition, particularly deriving from Australia.
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9. Liz Riley was announced as a finalist for the 2017 ASVO Viticulturist of the year award

Liz is the owner and operator of Vitibit Pty Ltd, a viticulture consulting business based in the Hunter Valley. 

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