Corby Renews Exclusive Sponsorship With Women of Influence

Partnership celebrates the continued advancement of professional women

TORONTO, March 8, 2016 /CNW/ - With today marking International Women's Day, Corby Spirit and Wine is pleased to announce it is partnering with Women of Influence for the second year in a row as the organization's exclusive spirits and wine sponsor. Corby will also support the Women of Influence Evening Series, an annual series of seven events, profiling prominent women throughout the country.

Recognized for the fourth consecutive year by the Great Place to Work Institute, Corby is known for its commitment to celebrating diversity and cultivating an inclusive workplace culture where employees, regardless of gender, can thrive.

"Corby is proud to be renewing its partnership with a fantastic organization like Women of Influence," says, Amandine Robin, Director of Communications, PR & CSR for Corby Spirit and Wine. "Empowering professional women to continue to reach for their goals is important to Corby, and through our partnership, we have an opportunity to help celebrate and showcase the achievements of inspiring women across the country."

Women of Influence, now in its 22nd year, is one of North America's leading organizations offering solutions to further women's career advancement. With courses in executive leadership, global events, and print and digital content, Women of Influence annually reaches over 200,000 professional women and men across Canada and internationally.

"Women have a very important and distinct role in today's workplace" says Anna Seymour, Director of Strategic Planning, Insights & Innovation for Corby Spirit and Wine. "We offer tremendous value that both businesses and consumers benefit from, especially in male dominated categories such as spirits. We're thrilled to stand alongside Women of Influence in support of all women striving for personal and professional success."

"We are proud to be partnering for another year with Corby Spirit and Wine, a company that truly believes in and supports women's career advancement," says Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO of Women of Influence. "It is through strong partnerships with committed organizations that we are able to provide the resources women need to help them connect, advance, and lead."

The next Women of Influence event is Luncheon in Toronto on March 23rd, featuring Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor of CTV News, Lisa LaFlamme, who will share insights of reporting on the most important stories, disasters and crises of the day to millions of viewers across Canada. Women of Influence's next Evening Series event is scheduled for May 4th in Toronto. Further details around events can be found at www.womenofinfluence.ca. 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, now in its 22nd year, is one of North America's leading organization offering solutions to further women's career advancement. With courses in executive leadership, global events, and print and digital content, Women of Influence annually reaches over 200,000 professional women and men across Canada and internationally. Signature events include the Women of Influence Luncheon Series and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. For more information, please visit www.womenofinfluence.com

About Corby
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 No. 40®, Pike Creek®, and Gooderham & Worts® 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®, Graffigna® and Kenwood® 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, Twitter (@CorbySW), and Instagram (@CorbySW).

SOURCE Corby Spirit and Wine Communications

Image with caption: "Corby will provide the elegant and timeless Chloe Wine Collection at seven upcoming Women of Influence events, where attendees have the opportunity to connect over drinks and hors d'oeuvres while building a network of professional females. (CNW Group/Corby Spirit and Wine Communications)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160308_C6318_PHOTO_EN_638139.jpg

Image with caption: "With today marking International Women’s Day, Corby Spirit and Wine is pleased to announce it is partnering with Women of Influence for the second year in a row as the organization’'s exclusive spirits and wine sponsor. (CNW Group/Corby Spirit and Wine Communications)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160308_C6318_PHOTO_EN_638137.jpg

For further information: Amandine Robin, Director, Communications, Public Relations and CSR, Corby Spirit and Wine, Email: canada.communications@pernod-ricard.com, Telephone: (416) 479-2492

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