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
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
12:00-2:00pm
Listen Learn and Lunch with Paul Mabray
DTC & The Digital Marketing Forecast for 2018
Raymond Vineyards - St. Helena CA
Paul Mabray, digital wine marketing super hero, is our guest speaker. If you're curious where digital marketing and online DTC wine marketing and sales may go in 2018, Paul pulls out his personal crystal ball to [...]
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
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards - Sonoma CA
Topic: Personal / Professional Branding -- Speaker:  Kathie Barclay, Kathie Barclay Marketing Solutions
12/12/2017
3:30-5:00pm
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Napa Finance Forum Meeting
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Details to follow...
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.