Corby becomes exclusive wine and spirits sponsor of Women of Influence Inc.

 

Sponsorship aligns with Corby's commitment to empowering women in the workplace

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Corby Spirit and Wine is pleased to announce that it has become the exclusive wine and spirits partner of Women of Influence Inc., North America's leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women. This sponsorship builds on Corby's continued commitment to empowering women in the workplace.

For over twenty years, Women of Influence has been dedicated to the advancement of professional women, offering inspiration, insights, and guidance through its events, magazine, digital content, consulting, and Advancement Centre courses. Women of Influence has a community of over 120,000 people across Canada and around the world. Corby's partnership with Women of Influence was launched by two senior women in the organization who recognized that females are a powerful and emerging consumer and employee group with distinct needs.

"Women are dominating the global marketplace today, and they're on the lookout for companies that are evolving from traditional marketing and retail strategies," says Anna Seymour, Director, Strategic Planning, Insights & Innovation. "We are inspired by this change, and proud to partner with a fantastic organization like Women of Influence."

Corby will exclusively sponsor wine and spirits for the Women of Influence Evening Series held in Calgary and Toronto. The events are designed specifically for emerging women in business, and dedicated to connecting like-minded professionals for advancement. Speakers provide progressive, innovative and proven expertise for getting ahead in an inspiring and social environment. As part of the sponsorship, Corby will provide the elegant and timeless Chloe Wine Collection for the event series, where attendees have the opportunity to connect over drinks and hors d'oeuvres while building a network of professional females.

"Corby Spirit and Wine is committed to celebrating diversity, empowering women, and creating an inclusive workforce at every level," says Amandine Robin, Director, Communications, PR & CSR. "This sponsorship is so fitting because it gives us the opportunity to – literally – offer a toast to the achievements of these women who strive for personal and professional success."

Corby is joined by other prestigious sponsors – including Deloitte, RBC, and Queen's School of Business – that share in the vision of creating a more inclusive workforce at every level. Together with Corby Spirit and Wine, these organizations support Women of Influence in making greater strides towards promoting gender diversity and advancing female leaders.

"Our partnerships are integral to our goal of providing opportunities for women to connect, advance, and ultimately achieve professional success," says Carolyn Lawrence, President and CEO, Women of Influence, "We're excited to be working with Corby Spirit and Wine, which will enable us to offer the unparalleled quality that our community expects from our events."

The next Women of Influence event is taking place tonight in Toronto, where Mia Pearson, Co-founder of North Strategic, will discuss Entrepreneurship in her presentation called Ahead of the Curve: Building One of Canada's Top Agencies. Further details can be found on the Women of Influence website here. Follow Corby Spirit and Wine and Women of Influence on LinkedIn to stay informed about upcoming events.

For career opportunities at Corby Spirit and Wine, visit corby.ca/careers.

About Women of Influence Inc.
Women of Influence is North America's leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women. Celebrating its flagship 20th year in 2014, Women of Influence continues to offer inspiring solutions to change the game through corporate consulting on gender diversity and inclusion, executive leadership development, events, and content — both online and through a magazine. Renowned events include the Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon Series and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. Women of Influence has a community and reach of over 120,000 in nine cities across North America including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, New York City and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit womenofinfluence.com.

About Corby Spirit and Wine
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian marketer and distributor of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including J.P. Wiser's®, Lot 40®, and Pike Creek® Canadian whiskies as well as Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka and McGuinness® and Criollo® liqueurs. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal®, The Glenlivet® and Ballantine's® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Wyndham Estate®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo® and Graffigna® wines. In 2015, Corby was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada for the fourth consecutive year, and was also listed among Greater Toronto's Top 100 Employers. Corby is a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn.

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For further information: Amandine Robin, Director, Communications, Public Relations and CSR, Corby Spirit and Wine, Email: Canada.Communications@pernod-ricard.com, Direct: 416-479-2492

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