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Vinomofo celebrates International Women’s Day by supporting female winemakers

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  • March 8, 2019
  • Sarah Dunn
Vinomofo celebrates International Women’s Day by supporting female winemakers

In an industry still largely dominated by men, Australian ecommerce wine retailer Vinomofo is trying to make a difference by deliberately stocking plenty of wines made by female winemakers. Charlotte Cels, Vinomofo’s head of business development and buyer, shares how this has benefited the business.

There are many reports underlining the benefits of diverse teams to businesses, but Vinomofo seems to have extended that thinking beyond the business itself to those making its products. What drove Vinomofo to make that extra step?

Wine is always at the forefront of our buying decisions. We are super pleased to feature more wines by female winemakers because they are making excellent wine. Our focus is on buying great quality wines at a great price for our customers. 

Has there been much of an investment involved? Has Vinomofo seen a return on that investment yet?

At Vinomofo we have a pretty evenly split workforce where women play a role all across all levels of business. The investment is in quality people and the best person for the job. When people are chosen on qualifications, the field is always diverse. So the answer is we invest in quality people. And it takes time to find the best ones. 

Do you think larger retail businesses have a responsibility to seek out and support diversity?

All businesses, universities and anyone employing people should seek diversity. No one wants a soup just made with celery.

In your opinion, why aren’t there more female winemakers? Do you think it’s for the same reasons there aren’t more women in senior leadership roles in business?

I can't answer why there aren't more female winemakers but if they're making great wines, whether their male or female, we are happy to support them. 

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Readings present revised plan for Courtenay Central

  • Property
  • May 16, 2019
  • Radio New Zealand
Readings present revised plan for Courtenay Central

The company that owns Courtenay Central in Wellington says it has big plans for redeveloping the complex - which is closed due to earthquake risks.

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How to tell if you're a born retailer

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  • May 16, 2019
  • David Farrell
How to tell if you're a born retailer

Retail is a profession, but true retailers are born not made, says Dave Farrell.

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Sustainable soap wrapper among major winners at Pride In Print Awards

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  • May 15, 2019
  • Sue Archibald
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  • May 15, 2019
  • Sarah Dunn
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