The Finance Forum meets to enjoy networking with finance and accounting professionals in the wine industry and explore the ways in which we can expand our collective knowledge and leverage our relationships to enhance our careers.

Who may attend

  • Finance and accounting professionals connected to the wine industry with a focus on the CFO or Controller level employee.
  • Meetings are closed to WINE WOMEN finance and accounting members only. To be added to the invitation list, please contact Elizabeth Karbousky.

What you’ll learn

  • Listen from experts in the field and engage with your peers to share best practices on a wide variety of finance topics including budgeting, benchmarking, compliance, M&A, cost accounting, cash flow, software platforms, and much more.

Meet your forum chair

  • Elizabeth Karbousky, Finance Forum Chair – Vice President, Relationship Manager within Union Bank’s Wine Industry Services group in St. Helena. She has experience working with a wide range of wine industry clients, from smaller DTC brands to larger wineries focused on wholesale distribution.

About WINE WOMEN Forums

Our forums provide key components of career development. It is an opportunity for members to regularly discuss and learn about topics within their profession. Building upon one another’s knowledge elevates all forum members’ skills, credibility and value to employers.

Within the Forums, members develop deep and long-lasting business relationships. These peer-to-peer groups also provide tools, guidance, resources and support to achieve success.

  • Learn key networking skills to maximize your industry involvement.
  • Open doors to industry specific opportunities.
  • Develop speaking skills and presentations to demonstrate niche knowledge expertise.
  • If you’d like your career direction to be as crystal clear as a Riedel Bordeaux glass, join WINE WOMEN today to start building your career path tools with Forums! Members may join as many forums as they wish. [read more…]

Our Forums include:

  • Profession-Specific Knowledge
  • Training Seminars
  • Networking
  • Mentoring
  • Maintain Confidentiality
  • Relationship Building
  • Develop Credibility
  • Sales Referrals or Introductions
  • Speaking Opportunities

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Date/Time Event
08/22/2017
9:30-11:30am
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Direct-to-Consumer Forum Launch
Raymond Vineyards - St. Helena CA
NEW! The WINE WOMEN Direct-to-Consumer Forum strives to foster your professional growth while giving you the opportunity to share your expertise with the group. Join the conversation! From DTC Sales Specialists to Brand Managers, Owners and Hospitality [...]
09/13/2017
4:00-6:00pm
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Winery Executive GM Forum Meeting
Goosecross Cellars - Yountville CA
Christie Ficeli hosting at Goosecross Winery
09/26/2017
12:00-2:00pm
The Inside Story of a Wine Competition
The Inside Story of a Wine Competition
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards - Santa Rosa CA
Our Listen, Learn & Lunch series continues with guest speaker Debra Del Fiorentino, Founder of Wine Competitions Management & Productions. She is also a winery owner. Currently she runs six wine competitions, one cider, an upcoming spirit competition and [...]
09/27/2017
9:30-11:30am
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Human Resources II Forum Meeting
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Details to follow...
10/05/2017
9:30-11:30am
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Finance Forum Meeting
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The meeting topic will be Cost Accounting.
10/17/2017
6:00-8:00pm
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Advanced Social Media Marketing Strategy & Tactics
Buena Vista Historical Winery - Sonoma CA
We bring together a panel of experts on social media: Dylan Elliott, Shana Bull, Megan Steffan and Andrew Healy. They'll be tackling advanced skills and campaigns in social media. Stay tuned for further details and box [...]
10/18/2017
8:30-11:00am
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Founding Human Resources Forum Meeting
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For members of the Founding Human Resources Forum ONLY. No visitors or guests without permission. Contact Linda Higueras for details.
11/15/2017
4:00-6:00pm
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Winery Executive GM Forum Meeting
Ram’s Gate Winery - Sonoma CA
Jackie Egidio hosting at Ram's Gate Winery
11/22/2017
9:30-11:30am
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Human Resources II Forum Meeting
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Details to follow
11/30/2017
4:00-6:00pm
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Winemaking Forum Meeting
Gundlach Bundschu Winery - Sonoma California
Topic: Personal / Professional Branding -- Speaker:  Kathie Barclay, Kathie Barclay Marketing Solutions
12/07/2017
9:30-11:30am
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Finance Forum Meeting
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The meeting topic will be Benchmarking (DTC).
12/13/2017
8:30-11:00am
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Founding Human Resources Forum Meeting
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For members of the Founding Human Resources Forum ONLY. No visitors or guests without permission. Contact Linda Higueras for details.
02/27/2018
12:00-11:59pm
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Spirited International Spirits Trade Tasting & Show
Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Santa Rosa CA
WINE WOMEN participates in the Spirited International Spirits Trade Tasting & Show. Details coming soon.