Bourbon Women is pleased to announce the 2023 SIP Scholarship Program funded by the Bourbon Women Foundation. The foundation is a community that believes in paying it forward, helping develop new talent and professional connections in any industry, especially spirits. Each year hundreds of women gather at the SIPosium National Conference for an epic four-day whiskey education conference that includes both consumer and industry attendees.

The SIP Scholarship Program gives individuals interested in moving into the spirits industry or furthering their careers access to the Bourbon Women SIPosium National Conference, August 24 – 27, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville. “Our SIP Scholars represent a way to build community and drive inclusion in the spirits industry, allowing women and diverse individuals to meet and network with women and leaders from across the country. Our industry and consumer members are thrilled to bring more women into the spirits industry and support the networking needed to progress in their careers,” said Heather Wibbels, managing director.

The Bourbon Women Foundation is offering ten scholarships for the 2023 National SIPosium Conference this year. A SIP scholarship covers a three-year membership, the SIPosium National Conference ticket cost, two nights’ lodging at the hotel, an Angels Share reception with past recipients, mentors and some of the Bourbon Women leadership. This facilitates connections and helps the scholars take full advantage of the weekend and the relationships made over a delicious sip of whiskey. Wibbels said, “For our SIP Scholars as our SIP attendees, whiskey isn’t just a spirit we enjoy, it’s a way to create connection and community with one another, and a way to empower one another with education, opportunities and fun.”

The 2023 SIP Scholarship Program applications are available on the Bourbon Women website ( Applications are due by April 25th, 2023, at Midnight PST.

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