Registrations are now open for the 2023 Australian Women in Wine National Symposium, which will offer networking opportunities and look at ways the equality and inclusion agenda can be moved forward.

The Symposium will take place at 12-Micron, Barangaroo, Sydney on Friday, 17 November and promises a day of connection, networking, learning and empowerment. 

Speaking about the Symposium, Australian Women in Wine Founder, Jane Thomson, told The Shout: “Gender equality in the Australian wine industry is not advancing fast enough, and on some measures we’re actually going backwards.

“The latest ATO figures show that in 2013 female winemakers, on average, earned $7000 less than their male counterparts. In 2021 they earned $14,000 less than their male counterparts. That’s a 100 per cent widening of the gap.

“This Symposium has been created to say enough is enough. We want action.”

Thomson added: “We’re curating a jam-packed day full of inspirational speakers, industry thought leaders and panel discussions to help determine how we can move the equality and inclusion agenda forward – and fast.

“But it’s not just a talk fest. This is also a chance to build relationships with each other and networks of support across the regions.”

Tickets cost $395.00, which includes all speaker sessions plus morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, and the opportunity to connect and build relationships with other women in wine across the regions and are available through the Australian Women in Wine website.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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