Women’s Initiative

Claravine Women’s Initiative invites you to our exclusive virtual event: Women, Wine and Chocolate on Thursday March 11th 7-8:30 PM Eastern.

About The Event

What it takes to become an effective, purposeful leader is gender agnostic. The commitments leaders make to their followers and the expectations followers have of their leaders are the same—regardless of gender. But, the path to that position of leadership is different for women. The reason is women encounter different obstacles to advancement.

These hurdles can impede women’s progress to advance, and require women to develop specific competencies to conquer the hurdles—and the competencies are very specific to women leaders.

Linkage, whose mission is to change the face of leadership to include more women and POC, has spent the past 22 years studying the gender equity crisis and working with organizations to ready their top female talent for advancement. They have designed a roadmap for what women need to do to advance in their careers – not just to succeed when they get there.

Join the Women’s Initiative for an overview of Linkage’s research, and a lively discussion about how you can both master your hurdles and competencies, as well as help women in your organization to do the same.

Perk Alert! Join us live to be eligible to win:

  • One week access to watch Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute Keynote: Mastering Your Inner Critic
  • A copy of Linkage’s book “Mastering Your Inner Critic and 7 Other High Hurdles to Advancement”
  • And a 95 Pt. Quinta da Foz 2016 Grande Reserva Red Douro bottle of wine from Wines Til Sold Out
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Your Moderators

Kristin Barrett, Head of Client Partnerships and Executive Coach

Kristin Barrett is the Head of Client Partnerships at Linkage. Her focus is on helping organizations elevate business results through inspiring leadership capability. She has worked strategically with many of our closest client partners for the past six years to design and implement strategic and multidimensional solutions to enable transformational and sustainable change in organizations. She takes a holistic approach to partnership with our clients.

As an executive coach, Kristin is a champion for women thriving in leadership and life. Becoming your best is her personal philosophy. She listens deeply to her clients to understand their unique struggles and superpowers, creating a safe space to enable personal and professional breakthroughs. Kristin is committed to exploring what is possible with her clients, allowing them to gain clarity around what they want professionally, personally, and how to be intentional about achieving it.


Katharine Panessidi, Program Director, Women in Leadership Events

Katharine Panessidi is the Program Director for Women in Leadership Events. She oversees the design, development, execution and growth of a global portfolio of signature programs for high-performing women leaders, including the Women in Leadership InstituteTM. She is passionate about creating experiences that inspire and propel the most powerful partnerships, professionals, and ideas.

Your Wine Expert

Lexi Stephens After falling in love with wine in the heart of Tuscany, Lexi became a full-time wine enthusiast. She has completed her WSET education through Level 3, passing with distinction. With experience on almost all sides of the industry, she aims to approach wine in a way that leaves people with confidence in making their own choices.