Senay Ozdemir in a vineyard

Senay Ozdemir empowers women in wine through her expo

Senay Ozdemir, native from Turkey, is a true storyteller and a great actress of women empowerment. She started as a TV-host, then launched her own magazine to become a publisher. She is also a TEDx speaker, and the organiser of the first WomeninWine Expo in Europe. This 2-day event has been created to gather and empower women in wine from all over the world. Build on partnerships with national wine organisations, the aim is to give the opportunity to like-minded women to exchange on the wine world through networking, education, business and fun. Indeed while women wine professionals are in increasing number, there is still a gender gap in the wine industry: they are both under-represented and under-paid.
The first edition took place in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium on 23 & 24 May 2019. It gathered 35 women from Holland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Georgia, Turkey, Lebanon and the US. All were winemakers, sommeliers, buyers, writers, influencers… and talked about things to overcome and opportunities for women in wine.

Senay Ozdemir, originaire de Turquie, est une vĂ©ritable Ă©crivaine ainsi qu’une grande actrice de l’Ă©mancipation des femmes. Elle a commencĂ© en tant que prĂ©sentatrice tĂ©lĂ© puis a ensuite lancĂ© son propre magazine pour devenir Ă©ditrice. Elle intervient Ă©galement dans les conventions TEDx, elle a crĂ©Ă© et organisĂ© la première Expo WomeninWine en Europe. Cet Ă©vĂ©nement se dĂ©roule sur 2 jours dans le but de rassembler et d’Ă©manciper les femmes de l’industrie du vin partout dans le monde. BasĂ© sur des partenariats avec des organisations du vin, le but est de donner l’opportunitĂ© aux femmes d’Ă©changer sur le monde du vin Ă  travers l’interconnexion de rĂ©seaux, l’Ă©ducation, le commerce et l’amusement. En effet, malgrĂ© le fait que les femmes soient de plus en plus nombreuses dans le secteur, il y a toujours des inĂ©galitĂ©s entre les sexes : elles sont Ă  la fois sous-reprĂ©sentĂ©es et sous-payĂ©es.
La première Ă©dition de l’exposition a eu lieu Ă  Rotterdam (Pays-Bas) et Bruxelles (Belgique) les 23 et 24 Mai 2019. 35 femmes venant de Hollande, Belgique, Italie, Allemagne, Hongrie, Moldavie, GĂ©orgie, Turquie, Liban et des Etats-Unis se sont rĂ©unies. Elles Ă©taient toutes vigneronnes, sommelières, acheteuses, Ă©crivaines, influenceuses,… et ont parlĂ© de toutes les choses Ă  surmonter et des opportunitĂ©s pour les femmes du vin.

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Sarah Heller, based in Hong Kong, is a Master of Wine (Asia’s youngest one), visual artist, television host and wine expert. She also makes educational wine videos that millions of people have seen and produces a series of wonderful Visual Tasting Notes.

After graduated from Yale University with a fine art degree, Sarah started to work in the wine industry between New York, Hong Kong, France and Italy. She is a partner and buyer for the Almásy Collection, a brand ambassador and design collaborator with Lucaris Crystal, a member of the faculty of the Vinitaly International Academy, the wine editor for Asia Tatler and Chairman of WINE100, China’s largest wine competition. Finally, Sarah is a wine advisor in her own company and a great writer for both local and international publications…