2020/2021

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors

2020/2021

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EMILY PEARCE

Founder & President

Emily established FdV in 2016 and is an important voice for women in the wine industry. An MS and MW candidate, contributing writer for numerous major wine publications, respected international judge, award-winning Sommelier, and mentor to many women in the wine community

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JENNIFER HUETHER MS

Director of Education

Jennifer's career has included both working in wine sales and education for top California producers as well as overseeing some of North America's most prestigious wine cellars. After winning top Sommelier of Ontario in 2006 she went on to help direct the ASI competitions for Canada and has been a devoted mentor with a passion to promote women. Jennifer holds both the WSET and Master Sommelier Diplomas. 

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ANGELA AIELLO

Director of Global
Development

A multi- award-winning entrepreneur, educator, international wine journalist and executive. Her extensive experience in many areas of the wine industry perfectly positions her to advise on organizational strategy and development, international growth and awareness as well as creative brand strategy on global collaborative partnerships.

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PRIYA RAO

Director of Inclusion
& Scholarships

With a career in television, events, food & wine Priya is dialed into many aspects of the F&B industry. She has spent over 20 years working on inclusion in the Canadian film industry and brings that experience to her role with Femmes du Vin. She has worked with both Canadian and international talents bringing the world together and encourages people to flirt with veganism, currently co-authoring the world's first book on wine pairings for plant-based food with fellow board member, Jen Huether.

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RENÉE SFERRAZZA

Director of Communications

Renée has worked in many facets of the wine industry from importing to consulting and virtually. wearing many hats, she is a CMS Sommelier she has a knack for translating the world of wine

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SUZANNE BARTLETT

Director of Events

Suzanne is a Certified Sommelier and has worked in the beverage alcohol industry for over a decade. From ambient marketing and trade shows, to wine, beer and spirits writing, she’s seen many areas of the industry. Combined with an educational background in PR and events, Suzanne is well versed in the world of wine and the creation of great wine events.

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