Lilla O’Connor, who works behind the scenes at JancisRobinson.com, decided to organise an online discussion last Wednesday night between some prominent women in wine to discuss the issues of the day, particularly International Women’s Day. See also Where have women got to in wine?
Lilla writes What do we women in wine want? Have we decided and communicated it clearly and loudly enough?
Some of you, like me, are facing lockdown with children, or you may be spending the pandemic on your own. But a couple of things that all women on this panel share is the love of wine and respect for each other. They are:
Tahiirah Habibi – founder, Hue Society
Sonya Hook – managing editor, Drinks Retailing magazine
Françoise Mathis - Wanderlust Wines
Rebecca Palmer – buyer and associate director, Corney & Barrow
Hannah Tovey – director, London Wine Fair
Emma Wellings – founder, Emma Wellings PR
In this engaging and in-depth discussion you can hear us talking about personal challenges during the pandemic, industry views, home-schooling stories, the panel’s thoughts about the statistics revealed in Where have women got to in wine? and the special attributes women bring to wine. The panellists’ children were asked to draw a picture of their mother at work, with some revealing results.