This Thursday, December 5th, LadyDrinks Women’s Networking hosts a Wine Masterclass in partnership with Sotheby’s Wine Advisory. According to scientists, women are actually better at tasting wine than men. Yet women are often overlooked at the restaurant table when it comes to ordering and tasting wine.
Yassmin Dever of Sotheby’s Wine Advisory has developed educational programming to empower women to own the wine list and speak confidently and intelligently about wine. She will lead us through an exquisite evening of wine education and tasting through a curated selection of some of her favorite fine wines.
This evening is generously hosted at Volvo Manhattan, dedicated to both safety and sustainability.
We profile 1 of the 15 executive women who are attending by introducing Pawneet Abramowski, Founder & Principal of her own consultancy PARC Solutions LLC.
Joya: What spurred you to start your own consultancy?
Pawneet: I was taking a break from my tenure in the corporate world to be with my family. Since I was seen as a “free agent” now, connections in my network started reaching out asking for my expertise. I have a lot of passion for what I do in the field of Financial Crimes. I also help others build or enhance their compliance area. So, I started my own firm.
Joya: What work excites you the most today?
Pawneet: Being able to share my diverse experiences and train people using my expertise.
Joya: You are headed to the Middle East right after the event. What are you doing there?
Pawneet: I am also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s Financial Integrity Institute. We have a Masters program focused on financial crimes. It’s currently up and running in the U.S. and last fall, another program launched in Saudi Arabia at Naif Arab University for Security Studies (“NAUSS”). I will be teaching a course on “Preventive Measures for Financial Crimes Risk” in early December there and looking forward to it.
It’s a very interesting time to be there.
Joya: What are you looking forward to at the LadyDrinks Wine Masterclass for Executive Women this Thursday?
I am looking forward to meeting other professionals who are equally passionate about their fields and expanding my network with diverse group of people. Plus, wine always helps getting everyone to be more relaxed.