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Bacardi’s Gordon joins Women of the Vine & Spirits

Bacardi’s Marlene Gordon has joined industry group Women of the Vine & Spirits as an advisory board member for the US.

Marlene Gordon joins Women of the Vine & Spirits as an advisory board member

Gordon, a member of the general counsel for Bacardi in North America, will contribute her experience and insight to the organisation’s efforts to support opportunities for women in the drinks industry.

Gordon said: “I am pleased to join the advisory board as the mission of Women of the Vine & Spirits is completely aligned with the Bacardi mission to train, develop and inspire a pipeline of high-performing women and propel them into leadership positions. I look forward to working closely with the rest of the board to create more leadership opportunities for women in our industry.”

Established in 2015, Women of the Vine & Spirits launched in the US before expanding into Europe earlier this year.

Led by Deborah Brenner, the organisations founder and president, Women of the Vine & Spirits is comprised of leaders from every segment of the industry. The group’s advisory board works to support talent development and gender-diverse teams in a range of sectors across the drinks industry.

Brenner said: “Marlene has long been a supporter of our organisation and we look forward to having her continued guidance on the Women of the Vine & Spirits advisory board. Marlene and Bacardi share our commitment to gender diversity and inclusion in the alcohol beverage industry and together we are changing the face of the industry.”

As a member of the Women of the Vine & Spirits, Bacardi provides complimentary membership to its employees to “foster connections, create change and raise the bar by cultivating valuable relationships with partners that are committed to the advancement of women.”

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