Last call to take part in first survey of women in the UK wine industry
Curious Vines and Proof Insight have collaborated on the first survey looking into how women feel about working in the UK wine sector, and industry professionals have until 31 August to take part.
The survey, the first of its kind, invites women working in wine industry roles including but not limited to all aspects of communication, hospitality, marketing, sales, buying, distribution, operations and insights to share their experiences. Anyone hoping to participate has until tomorrow to do so.
Queena Wong, founder of Curious Vines, a platform which connects women in the wine industry online, told db the survey was essential to “kickstart conversation about what can be done to address the issues” facing the wine trade.
“help identify what the key issues are we need real data to tell us which are the most important,” she explained.
“If anything, an improvement in working environments will assist all in the industry and not just women – this is an incredible opportunity to help an industry we love to making it better for everyone. We just needed a starting point.”
Wong told the drinks business that the response from the trade has been “very supportive”.
“Most wine industry bodies have helped amplify the survey,” she said, including WSTA, The Drinks Trust, Worshipful Company of Vintners as well education bodies WSET, IMW and CMS Europe, with some companies even sending the survey out internally to staff members.
“In addition to incredible amplification on social media by both men and women and formal press bodies such as Harpers, The Buyer and Drinks Retailing, The Caterer and CODE Hospitality. Other female bodies in the drinks and hospitality space have also supported it,” Wong said.
If you are woman working, or who has worked, in the UK wine industry, including in a wine role in hospitality, you can participate in the 6 minute survey on this link.