Examining the Pipeline: Diversity in the Workplace

According to the 2018 McKinsey & Company Women in the Workplace Study, companies with more diverse leadership are proven to be more successful. In fact, gender diverse companies are 22% more likely to outperform non-diverse companies, and, businesses without diversity may be missing out on creative ideas, innovation and profitability because they are made up of people who think alike. This costs their companies crucial market opportunities, because inherently diverse contributors understand the unmet needs in under-leveraged markets. Furthermore, companies with more women board members experience greater financial performance. Clearly there is a win/win opportunity here. In this session, you’ll gain valuable insight into the strategies best-in-class companies are using to support, advance and retain their female employees and the impact this has across the business and its culture.



Peggy Noe Stevens

Founder PNSA & The Bourbon Women Association

Deborah Brenner

Founder & CEO Women of the Vine & Spirits

Ralph de Chabert

SVP, Chief Diversity and Global Community Relations Officer Brown-Forman

Kathleen DiBenedetto

Senior Director, Trade Engagement Beam Suntory

Jeff Crowe

General Manager of Visitor Experience Heaven Hill