CUB
CUB's first female plant manager pays it forward

5/12/2018 - Ten months after becoming CUB's first female Plant Manager, Anita Holdsworth is thriving on the challenge and paying it forward.

Jody Thomas joins Little Creatures as head brewer
Jody Thomas joins Little Creatures as head brewer

4/12/2018 - Little Creatures Geelong has welcomed a new Head Brewer, Jody Thomas, and event space, The Furphy Hall.

Diageo annouces STEM scholarships to close gender pay gap
Diageo annouces STEM scholarships to close gender pay gap

28/11/2018 - Diageo has created two new STEM university scholarships as part of its strategy to close the gender pay gap.

Laurent-Perrier appoints first-ever Australian Brand Ambassador
Laurent-Perrier appoints first-ever Australian Brand Ambassador

26/11/2018 - Laurent-Perrier Australia has announced the appointment of Caroline Desaulle as its first-ever Laurent-Perrier Brand Ambassador for the Australia and Pacific region.

Coles
Coles' longest-serving staffer rings the bell on its ASX debut

21/11/2018 - Coles managing director Steven Cain had a very special employee on hand for the company's listing ceremony at the ASX this morning: 85-year-old Brenda Palmer.

ALDI introduces Family and Domestic Violence Policy
ALDI introduces Family and Domestic Violence Policy

21/11/2018 - ALDI has introduced a new Family and Domestic Violence Policy that provides 10 days of paid leave annually for full and part-time employees.

WFA announces diversity and gender equity action plan
WFA announces diversity and gender equity action plan

19/11/2018 - The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia has launched its Diversity & Gender Equality Charter and Action Plan.

2018 Australian Women in Wine winners announced
2018 Australian Women in Wine winners announced

16/11/2018 - The winners of the 2018 Australian Women in Wine Awards have been announced at the largest ever gathering of Australian women in wine.

Women in Drinks celebrates the power of "paying it forward"
Women in Drinks celebrates the power of "paying it forward"

16/11/2018 - Mentees and mentors from the 2017 and 2018 Women in Drinks mentoring program, as well as recent alumni from Coca-Cola Amatil’s David Gonski Women in Leadership program, joined together last night for a festive gathering in the new Amatil bar, The Exchange.

Yak Ales announced as Mardi Gras major sponsor
Yak Ales announced as Mardi Gras major sponsor

14/11/2018 - Carlton and United's Yak Ales has joined Pernod Ricard's Absolut as a major sponsor of the 2019 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Brown-Forman names new travel retail marketing director
Brown-Forman names new travel retail marketing director

14/11/2018 - Brown-Forman has appointed Aude Bourdier as marketing director for global travel retail and developed Asia Pacific.

Drinks execs reveal how peer-to-peer learning grew their careers
Drinks execs reveal how peer-to-peer learning grew their careers

9/11/2018 - EDG's Kerry Appathurai, Pernod Ricard's Eric Thomson and TWE's Kylie Farquhar discussed the value of peer-to-peer learning at the latest Women in Drinks NSW event.

Aussie first: Woolworths introduces parental leave super contributions
Aussie first: Woolworths introduces parental leave super contributions

8/11/2018 - Woolworths Group has become the first Australian retailer to introduce superannuation contributions for 12 months of parental leave.

Leaders call for bold action to achieve a gender equal future
Leaders call for bold action to achieve a gender equal future

5/11/2018 - Without intentional and bold action Australia could ‘sleepwalk’ into the future of work - replicating and exacerbating gender inequality, according to a discussion paper by the Male Champions of Change.

Women in Drinks Mentoring Program grows leadership pipeline
Women in Drinks Mentoring Program grows leadership pipeline

30/10/2018 - It's been another amazing year for The Drinks Association's Women in Drinks Mentoring Program as it seeks to grow the leadership pipeline in the drinks industry.

Amatil
Amatil's double win at 2018 SafeWork NSW Awards

30/10/2018 - Coca-Cola Amatil's Bridie Gloag and Lisa McCahon have won 2018 SafeWork NSW Awards.

Women in Drinks Vic event: "The Art of Networking"
Women in Drinks Vic event: "The Art of Networking"

29/10/2018 - The Victorian Chapter of Women in Drinks is holding a special event focussing on "The Art of Networking".

Women In Drinks Mentoring Program celebrates successful year
Women In Drinks Mentoring Program celebrates successful year

26/10/2018 - Women in Drinks Chairman Jennifer Collins celebrates the conclusion of a successful 2018 Mentoring Program.

The woman leading tequila
The woman leading tequila's reinvention in Australia

24/10/2018 - Proximo Australia Tequila Specialist and Jose Cuervo aficionado Hayley Dixon discusses the rise of premium tequila in Australia and what makes it special for her as a brand specialist.

Brian Walsh talks gender diversity in the Australian wine industry
Brian Walsh talks gender diversity in the Australian wine industry

22/10/2018 - Women in Drinks South Australia's latest event - “The Evolution of Gender Diversity in the Drinks Industry” - featured Brian Walsh, Chair of Wine Australia.

Diversity & Inclusion @ drinks

The diversity&inclusion@drinks council was created in 2016 to attract and retain top talent in the drinks industry through better diversity practices. It aims to educate, inspire, and lead diversity agendas to ensure the industry is an attractive and inclusive place to work. The council celebrates differences of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies as an asset and works to nurture an environment of involvement, respect and connection among all individuals working at member companies.

Women in drinks

Women in drinks was established in 2014 when the drinks association saw a need to attract, retain and develop females in our industry. Research shows female representation is lower in the drinks industry than in all other industries in Australia. The Women in drinks council aims to raise awareness and commitment among leaders and influencers in the drinks industry on the benefits, enablers and barriers to diversity in the workplace.