2023 Jury

Jury members

Senay Ozdemir

executive director, Women in Wine Expo, Turkey, Turkey

Award winning journalist Senay Ozdemir, is a true communicator and storyteller. While working and living in the US, Senay found a lack of Turkish wines when planning a dinner party for her Texan girlfriends. It intrigued her, and she began educating herself about the wine industry. What intrigued her even more is the fact that there were more women in the wine business than we all know. So, as a journalist, she concluded there was more that needed to be done to champion women in the industry and to publicly acknowledge and reward their work. Senay founded House of Red & White to import high-end brands from her native Turkey, she gave insight into the world of female winemakers with an inspiring TED talk in Amsterdam and in 2018 she started organizing the Women in Wine Expo to create a unique platform for women experts to connect with their peers. Now, Senay and her team are preparing the third annual global conference in London, to have women wine professionals gather, from East to West and from North to South. She is currently a WSET Level 3 Candidate. Website

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