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Women in drinks launches South Australian chapter

Women in drinks launches South Australian chapter

Women in drinks will officially launch its South Australian chapter at Cooper Brewery next month.

The launch follows the success of the Victorian and NSW chapters of WID.

Women in drinks South Australia's inaugural event will be a discussion panel on "The Changing Face of the Drinks Industry."  

"I'm thrilled to bring Women in drinks to South Australia," said Women in drinks Councillor Melanie Cooper, Coopers’s Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs (pictured above). "The work the Council has been doing at a national level has been so inspiring and I know women working in the drinks industry in South Australia will welcome a local platform to network and learn more about the journeys of other amazing women."  

Melanie will introduce the session and panellists, together with Helen Strachan and Courtney Ribbons from Pernod Ricard Winemakers, Kate Hicks and Gemma West from TWE, and Rachel Triggs from Wine Australia.  

Lucinda Hewitson CEO and founder of Diversity Inclusion will facilitate the panel discussion, which will feature Janie Zimmerman (Brewer at Coopers), Trina Smith (Winemaker at Pernod Ricard Winemakers), Shavaughn Wells (Winemaker at Saltram) and Cam Pearce (Sales and Marketing Director at Coopers). The panel members will give their perspectives on the changing landscape in the drinks industry and the challenges being faced.

The purpose of Women in Drinks is to inspire, support and educate to create a diverse and inclusive drinks industry.


Location: Coopers Brewery, 461 South Rd, Regency Park, SA

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017

Time: 4pm until 6pm

(Optional tour of the brewery prior to event at 3pm)

Cost: $35pp (includes cocktail food and drinks). $5 from each ticket will go ANZGOG – the Australian and New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group


Tickets are limited. Get in quickly to avoid disappointment. Free parking is available at the venue.