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WSET joins forces with Women of the Vine & Spirits

Published:  23 May, 2018

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has joined forces with the Women of the Vine & Spirits organisation to improve the visibility of progression paths and opportunities for women in the wine and spirits industry.

The new partnership would achieve its goal primarily through the development of shared content for WSET alumni and Women of the Vine & Spirits members, said the WSET.

In recognition of the alliance, Women of the Vine & Spirits will become WSET’s 49 corporate patron, while WSET will support Women of the Vine & Spirits as one of its corporate members.

In addition, WSET Diploma students and alumni will be entitled to 20% off Women of the Vine & Spirits membership. In addition to membership benefits, members of Women of the Vine & Spirits are eligible to apply for scholarships through the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation.

The WSET was looking forward to collaborating with Women of the Vine & Spirits to develop further opportunities together for the benefit of its students, it’s partner’s members and the industry at large, said Ian Harris, chief executive, WSET.

“WSET is a champion for equal opportunity in the industry, emphasising the value of education for all professionals and enthusiasts, men and women. 43% of WSET Diploma graduates are women and eight out of the past 10 highest scoring Diploma students have been female,” he said.

Deborah Brenner, founder & CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits, said: “Education is vital to empowering women. We value and recognise the benefit that higher knowledge gives to an individual seeking to progress their career and are excited for the new prospects our alliance will create for a successful future.”