Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Collaborates with Women of the Vine & Spirits to Promote Women-Owned Businesses
Southern Glazer’s is pleased to be collaborating with Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS) to support the new WOTVS Certified Women Owned Logo and Database program. Southern Glazer’s is now promoting the new program on its corporate website at http://www.southernglazers.com/suppliers/, encouraging eligible suppliers and brands to apply for the prestigious certification, a pathway to supplier diversity programs.
Corporate supplier diversity programs can provide qualified women-owned businesses with a pathway to become official providers of goods or services to companies. The WOTVS Women Owned Logo and Database is a game-changer for women-owned wine and spirits businesses, making them more visible to buyers, wholesalers, supplier diversity procurement managers, and consumers who will be able to easily identify certified women-owned brands in the alcohol beverage industry. Corporate Members of WOTVS who are at least 51 percent owned, managed, and controlled by a woman and become certified by WBENC or WEConnect International as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), have the ability to apply for usage of the Women of the Vine & Spirits Certified Women Owned Logo and will be featured in the Certified Women Owned Database. Women of the Vine & Spirits is the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry.
“We are committed to advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry and that includes supporting women-owned suppliers,” said Mel Dick, Senior Vice President, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and President of the Company’s Wine Division. “As a Founding Member of Women of the Vine & Spirits, we are honored to support this trailblazing new program with the hopes that the entire industry follows our lead.”
“Women control over $20 trillion of annual consumer spending globally and trillions of dollars are spent worldwide annually on diverse suppliers, yet less than one percent goes to women-owned companies,” said Deborah Brenner, Founder & CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits. “Women of the Vine & Spirits is committed to raise awareness of women-owned suppliers in the alcohol beverage industry to further women’s economic growth and gender equality on a global scale. It is our goal to create a movement of support in the three-tier system. By collaborating with Southern Glazer’s, we hope to drive significant visibility of and participation in this program, ultimately making it easier for buyers to quickly identify certified women-owned brands in the wine and spirits industry.”
For more information on Women of the Vine & Spirits, Certification, Supplier Diversity, and to apply, visit www.womenofthevine.com/certified-women-owned.