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
06/27/2018
6:00-8:00pm
Roger Savy - Developing Personal Power
Developing Natural Personal Power
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards - Sonoma CA
The lowdown: Roger gave a 20-minute presentation to another networking business group that knocked my socks off. "Roger, you must come present for WINE WOMEN! Your ideas and immediately actionable recommendations are fabulous!" I queried with [...]
07/24/2018
4:00-6:00pm
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Winemakers Forum Meeting
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This meeting's topic is Coaching in Team Leadership / Management / Communication. Our speaker will be Arlene Smith, MA -- Director of Training and Development at The Personnel Perspective. Attendance is for women members and prospective members who [...]
07/24/2018
5:30-8:00pm
Help Yourself. Volunteer!
Raymond Vineyards - St. Helena CA
For members and prospective members interested in growing their networks, volunteering and advancing within WINE WOMEN. This is a complimentary event to learn about our new Volunteer Program. Stay tuned for details and registration.
08/02/2018
9:30-11:30am
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Sonoma Finance Forum Meeting
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Meetings are open only to approved members. Our forum chair is Elizabeth Karbousky. Our Meeting Topic: GAAP Accounting – key areas of focus. For further information and/or to find out whether or not you are eligible [...]
08/14/2018
9:00-10:30am
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Napa Finance Forum Meeting
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Meetings are open only to approved members. Our forum chair is Lindsay Gallion. Our Meeting Topic: Improving Sales Efficiencies. For further information and/or to find out whether or not you are eligible to attend the meeting, [...]
08/14/2018
6:00-8:00pm
Advanced Wine Exploration logo
Detecting Wine Faults
DeLoach Vineyards - Santa Rosa CA
Under our Advanced Wine Exploration series, "Detecting Wine Faults" will be lead by Debra Del Fiorentino, Sommelier, CWP, CSW, founder and president of Wine Competitions Management and Productions, and Bob Peak, author of WineMaker's "Techniques" column in [...]
08/15/2018
12:00-12:00am
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Winery Executive GM Forum Meeting
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This meeting is chaired by Jackie Egidio. All meetings are open ONLY to approved members. To determine if you meet the requirements to join this forum and/or to obtain an invitation to a meeting, please contact [...]
08/15/2018
12:00-12:00am
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Winery Executive Human Resources Forum Meeting
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All meetings are open ONLY to approved members. To determine if you meet the requirements to join this forum and/or to obtain an invitation to a meeting, please contact Jackie Egidio.
10/04/2018
9:30-11:30am
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Sonoma Finance Forum Meeting
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Meetings are open only to approved members. Our forum chair is Elizabeth Karbousky. Our Meeting Topic: Compliance. For further information and/or to find out whether or not you are eligible to attend the meeting, please contact [...]
10/09/2018
12:00-12:00am
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Napa Finance Forum Meeting
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Meetings are open only to approved members. Our forum chair is Lindsay Gallion. Our Meeting Topic: Budgeting and Forecasting. For further information and/or to find out whether or not you are eligible to attend the meeting, [...]
10/10/2018
12:00-12:00am
Winery Executive General Manager Forum logo with wine bottles
Winery Executive GM Forum Meeting
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This meeting is chaired by Jackie Egidio. All meetings are open ONLY to approved members. To determine if you meet the requirements to join this forum and/or to obtain an invitation to a meeting, please contact [...]
10/10/2018
6:00-8:00pm
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Advanced Wine Exploration
Sonoma’s Best - Sonoma CA
Wine tasting at Sonoma's Best. We'll post details of the theme a bit later in the year.
10/17/2018
12:00-12:00am
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Founding Human Resource Forum Meeting
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All meetings are open ONLY to approved members. To determine if you meet the requirements to join this forum and/or to obtain an invitation to a meeting, please contact Jackie Egidio.
11/15/2018
4:00-6:00pm
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Winemakers Forum Meeting
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This meeting's topic is Finance:  A Deep Dive Focus on Wine Cost Accounting for Winemakers. Our speaker will be Michell Ruggirello -- President at Trellis Accounting Services, Inc. Attendance is for women members and prospective members who work [...]
12/06/2018
9:30-11:30am
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Sonoma Finance Forum Meeting
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Meetings are open only to approved members. Our forum chair is Elizabeth Karbousky. Our Meeting Topic: Partnerships/JVs in the Wine Industry. For further information and/or to find out whether or not you are eligible to attend [...]
12/11/2018
9:00-10:30am
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Napa Finance Forum Meeting
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Meetings are open only to approved members. Our forum chair is Lindsay Gallion. Our Meeting Topic: Planning the 2019 Forum Topic Schedule. For further information and/or to find out whether or not you are eligible to [...]
12/12/2018
12:00-12:00am
Winery Executive General Manager Forum logo with wine bottles
Winery Executive GM Forum Meeting
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This meeting is chaired by Jackie Egidio. All meetings are open ONLY to approved members. To determine if you meet the requirements to join this forum and/or to obtain an invitation to a meeting, please contact [...]
12/19/2018
12:00-12:00am
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Founding Human Resources Forum Meeting
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All meetings are open ONLY to approved members. To determine if you meet the requirements to join this forum and/or to obtain an invitation to a meeting, please contact Jackie Egidio.