Holiday Wine Roundup: A Toast to Femps

It may seem like the last thing the world needs is another holiday wine roundup. I get it. But when you realize how many of those lists exclude women, as well as limited-production wineries, you are left wanting more.


On Showing Up & Serving Others: An Interview with Ashley Trout

This fall, my startup endeavor Woman–Owned Wineries launched a wine club highlighting some of my very favorite female wine entrepreneurs. Our current feature spotlights winemaker and social entrepreneur Ashley Trout.  Ashley’s most recent endeavor Vital Winery is based 100% on donations–-from the fruit to the bottles to the labels. All profits support a health clinic primarily serving winery workers. In light of my … Continue reading On Showing Up & Serving Others: An Interview with Ashley Trout


A popular team building exercise, developed for the U.S. Coast Guard and used in many other workplace settings, is called "Lost at Sea". The exercise asks participants to imagine themselves adrift together on a raft (you guessed it, lost at sea). Of fifteen items--including useful tools like "compass" and "fishing kit" and seemingly superfluous items … Continue reading S.O.S.