Marlene Gordon, general counsel for Bacardi in North America, has joined Women of the Vine & Spirits as an advisory board member for the U.S.
In this role, Gordon will contribute her experience and insight to the organization’s efforts to support and advance opportunities for women in the alcohol beverage industry, the organization says.
Established in 2015, Women of the Vine & Spirits is guided by both a U.S. and European Advisory Board and led by Deborah Brenner, founder and president. Comprised of leaders from every segment of the industry, the Advisory Board works to collectively advocate for industry support of talent development and gender-diverse teams.
“I am pleased to join the Advisory Board as the mission of Women of the Vine & Spirits is completely aligned with the Bacardi mission to train, develop and inspire a pipeline of high-performing women and propel them into leadership positions,” says Gordon, who is also the global lead of the Women in Leadership initiative at Bacardi. “I look forward to working closely with Deborah and the rest of the board to create more leadership opportunities for women in our industry.”
“Marlene has long been a supporter of our organization and we look forward to having her continued guidance on the Women of the Vine & Spirits Advisory Board,” says Brenner. “Marlene and Bacardi share our commitment to gender diversity and inclusion in the alcohol beverage industry and together we are changing the face of the industry.”
As a Platinum Member, Bacardi provides complimentary membership in Women of the Vine & Spirits to its employees to foster connections, create change and raise the bar by cultivating valuable relationships with partners that are committed to the advancement of women and ensuring the next generation is being mentored to take leadership roles, the company says.