A Champion for Women in Business and in Wine
Coming from a career advocating for gender equality, wine director Virginie Naigeon-Malek is bringing those same principles to the wine list she oversees at Dallas’ Avanti Restaurant.
“She’d been reading studies on gender inequality in the wine industry while experiencing that imbalance first-hand, and with her background in corporate communications and championing women’s rights, she knew she had the power to do something. “I was even almost mad at myself,” she recalls. “I was like, while I’m working on the wine program, how come I didn’t think of that?””