Women in the Wine Biz
Posted 23 June 2003 - 11:47 AM
Thank you for taking the time to do this Q & A with us. What advice do you have for women wanting to get ahead in what is often a very French dominated and (hence?) somewhat misogynistic career path?
Katie M. Loeb
Booze Muse, Spiritual Advisor
Author: Shake, Stir, Pour:Fresh Homegrown Cocktails
Bartendrix,Intoxicologist, Beverage Consultant, Philadelphia, PA
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Posted 25 June 2003 - 10:34 AM
Basically, there's no substitute for sheer quality of work - backed up (stiffened?) by a reluctance to accept the sort of menial additional jobs (secretarial, tidying up, making the coffee) that can often lead to women's being taken advantage of . There a re, or at least have been, whole industries that depend entirely on underpaid women doing all the dirty work.
But don't you find French men very courteous? not to say courtly?