ADVOCATE FOR EQUALITY AND EQUITY IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY FOR THOSE WHO
Rachel Burkons Talks With Us
Rachel Burkons is the first in a series of interviews entitled "Talks with Us".
DWS attended SommCon San Diego where we discussed diversity, adversity, inclusion and mentorship with industry professionals. As we prepare for SommCon 2020, we will have weekly releases featuring Masters of Wine, Wine & Spirits Educators and Winemakers. Check out what Rachel has to say.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN
Diversity - includes but is not limited to differences of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation and identification, age, class, economic circumstance, religion, ability, geography, and philosophy among other forms of human expression.
-The Council of Foundations
Inclusion - open to everyone : not limited to certain people.
To help you get started on your career development, we have established partnerships that provide sponsorship, mentoring, placement, and leadership development.
SCHOLARHIPS AND GRANTS
DWS has established scholarship and award programs for the purpose of assisting marginalized and underrepresented professionals interested in the advancement of their education in the wine, spirits and hospitality industries.
Our consulting services are geared towards creating cultural intelligence in the workplace, helping to implement diversity and inclusion plans, and tracking the economic benefits of D&I through key performance indicators.