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Company Overview:

Dream Big Darling is a 501C3 whose mission is to foster the success of women in the wine and spirits industry through mentorship, education, life enhancement and professional retreats.


More information can be found at www.dreambigdarling.org

Retreat Overview:

The Dream Big Darling Leadership Retreat is a multi-day experience featuring notable speakers, workshops, adventure, networking and more—all with the goal of fostering professional development and career opportunities in the wine and spirits industry.  The intent is to make a difference for qualified women seeking professional direction, inspiration and insight. The retreat will be an intimate group (30-40 attendees) geared towards one on one interaction and small group activities.  

The curriculum is geared toward applicants who have 5 years of industry experience and have been tagged as “high performers” and are interested in learning about different areas of the industry which will give them a broader perspective and allow faster advancement. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded souls from several industry aspects as well and some of the brightest minds from inside and outside of our industry.  The content diversity will allow attendees to explore alternative career pathways while expanding their personal network.

All events will take place on the legendary Santa Margarita Ranch in Paso Robles.  A 14,000 acre privately owned ranch, who has generously agreed to host the retreat at their Oyster Ridge event center.  More information can be found at www.oysterridge.com

Additional Retreat Activities: Hiking, yoga, zip-lining, horseback riding & foraging

Location: Paso Robles wine country on California’s Central Coast. Legendary Santa Margarita Ranch which is a 14,000 acre working ranch featuring cattle, vineyards, ziplines and other activities.

Date: September 15-17th 2019

Who Should Apply?

Rising female talent in the wine or spirits industry. Women who are considered VERY high performers, aimed at leadership positions or interested in career development opportunities. 5 years of industry experience is preferred. Applicants should be interested in gaining additional business and leadership knowledge and the desire to connect with other industry leaders and key performers.  All applicants must be female and willing to participate in all retreat activities.

Application Requirements: Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed, all items must be uploaded on application site

1. Resume

2. Application

3. 1 Letter of recommendation (from an industry professional)

4. 60 second video explaining why you should be chosen (upload a link or video file to application)

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: A limited number of FULL and Partial scholarships will be awarded to qualified candidates.  If you wish to be considered please outline why you believe you are the best candidate.  

***All information must be submitted digitally by July 15th 2019, applicants will be selected by July 24th.

Experience Includes:

2.5 day Leadership experience including all activities, food, drinks, and accommodations.

Lodging: Accommodations will be shared by 2 guests per room.

Airfare: Not included

All inclusive Cost: $3750 *Full and Partial Scholarships Available

Location: Paso Robles, CA
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