Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture in the Real World | Creación de una cultura laboral inclusiva en el mundo real

Would you like to create a more diverse and inclusive culture at your wine business, but aren’t sure where to start? This panel seeks to help you understand initial steps your organization can take to increase diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion by translating diversity data and theory into practice. Hear what has and hasn’t worked from small wineries, large wine organizations and diversity consultants that work with clients in and outside of the wine industry.

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Speaker Bios

Jessica Mozeico co-founded Willamette Valley winery Et Fille Wines, which means “and daughter,” with her father, Howard Mozeico, in 2003. Jessica grew up helping her dad with his winemaking hobby in their garage. She fell in love with wine, though it was a passion she cultivated from the sidelines as she pursued an undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, an MBA from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania, and a career in biotechnology marketing and strategic planning. After years of leading biotechnology drug launches and marketing teams, Jessica founded Mozeico Consulting to provide strategic planning services and still consults to wine businesses.

Jessica and Howard ran Et Fille Wines together until Howard’s death. Today, Jessica operates the business, making elegantly complex wines inspired by her late father’s legacy and her daughter’s future.

Michele Leedom is prinicpal at Clinton Street Consulting, a coaching and consultancy practice that focuses on strategy, leadership development and organizational agility. Leedom works across multiple industries with diverse teams helping leaders of organizations understand where their policies, practices and behaviors, as well as their own biases, are preventing them from achieving their goals.

Since leading a social justice initiative at age 17 Michele has remained committed to making an impact through her career that began in the healthcare industry where she held several financial leadership positions. Population health has continued to be an important driver in her work where she enjoys partnering with organizations that are willing to challenge systems and structures that do not work for everyone and that actively work on creating an environment where our diverse population can succeed.

Leedom holds certifications from the Center for Creative Leadership, earned her MBA from the University of Florida.

Lindsi Taylor is director of corporate communications at Columbia Distributing, the largest beverage distributor in the Pacific Northwest and the fourth largest in the U.S. Lindsi joined Columbia in 2014 and has spent a total of 17 years in strategic communications roles throughout the Portland Metro area. In her current role, Lindsi oversees Columbia’s brand management and internal and external company communications. This includes public, media, government and community relations, internal employee communications and digital marketing.

Prior to Columbia, Lindsi served as director, public relations and corporate communications at Papa Murphy’s International for over six years. In this role, Lindsi established and lead the communications function from the headquarters office of the quick-service restaurant franchisor.

Lindsi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications studies from the University of Portland. She lives in Woodland, Washington with her husband and two step-kids, Madeline and Kemper.

Bill is the co-founder, along with his wife Donna Morris, of Winderlea Vineyard and Winery in Oregon’s Dundee Hills. Winderlea produces Pinot noir, Chardonnay, rosé, and sparkling wine and in 2020 celebrated its 15th harvest. Winderlea farms three vineyards totaling over 60 acres Biodynamic® and has achieved Demeter certification for two of the three to date. Winderlea’s winemaking is also Demeter certified Biodynamic®. In 2015, Winderlea became the second winery in Oregon (behind REX HILL / A to Z) and the fourth in the world to achieve B Corp certification. The B Corp slogan is, “People Using Business as a Force for Good,” and it is seen as a holistic sustainability certification. Bill is a former chair of the Oregon Wine Board and a past president of the Oregon Winegrowers Association.
Dr. Myra Hubbard is president of Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.’s TAP-IN Women’s Self-Empowerment Institute, which focuses on strategies for elevating women’s self-empowerment. Her emphasis as a women’s self-empowerment strategist is on practical “how-to” approaches directly related to personal and professional success. Her broad range of capabilities includes consulting training, positive conflict resolution strategies, team building, coaching, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Dr. Hubbard has authored several books such as “”Experience Leaves Clues: 7 Keys to Self-Empowerment,”” “”Empowering Yourself to Embrace Change,”” “”Assertiveness and Self-Confidence,”” and “”Measuring the ROI Impact of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Business Resource Groups (BRGs): Ensuring Employee Resource Group Initiatives Drive Business and Organizational Results.”” Her soon to be released book is titled, “”TAP IN®: Elevating Women’s Self-Empowerment.””

Myra has a master’s degree in psychology and counseling, a Ph.D. in business administration, and is a Certified Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

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