Our Mission

Bourbon Women is THE organization for women who are passionate about Bourbon culture, women and the promise of adventure when the two are combined.

As an independent forum bringing women of all walks of life together over a glass of bourbon, our focus is to:

  • Initiate, cultivate & inspire deep meaningful relationships.
  • Encourage the development of women personally, professionally and courageously, supporting members in their journey to become the best versions of themselves.
  • Provide a safe inclusive environment for fun, discovery and learning.

Letter from our Founder

From one Bourbon woman to another,

It was more of a pent-up feeling. Knowing for my entire life that I watched women enjoying bourbon, yet the industry did not recognize this market. As a Master Bourbon Taster it felt awkward to me, conducting tasting programs around the world where women sat in the back of the room and only asked questions afterwards. Working both inside and outside of the industry, a quest began to design the perfect platform to start the conversation with women, not a commercial sales pitch and advance their interest in spirits. And that is exactly what we did. We first reached out to YOU to start the conversation. And, we thank you. Read More…

Leadership

Kerri Richardson

BW Title
President

Brittany Allison

BW Title
Vice President & Membership Committee Chairwoman

Takes Her Bourbon
Neat, on the rocks and in the Seelbach cocktail.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Reading.

Carol Ormay

BW Title
Secretary & Events Committee Chairwoman

Takes Her Bourbon
In an Old Fashioned.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Golfing.

Claudia Jackson

BW Title
Treasurer

Takes Her Bourbon
In an Old Fashion with Luxardo Cherries.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Boating, entertaining and cooking.

Sarah Hackman

BW Title
Compliance Officer

Takes Her Bourbon
Older & on the rocks.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Reading or cooking.

Sara Barnes

BW Title
Managing Director

Takes Her Bourbon
On the rocks, with a lot of rye & with friends.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Harley Davidson riding with my husband and relaxing on our little farm. 

Susan Reigler

BW Title
Immediate Past President

Takes Her Bourbon
Any way that tastes good.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Reading.

Peggy Noe Stevens

BW Title
Founder & Chair Emeritus

Takes Her Bourbon
On the rocks with one big ice cube.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Out antiquing or attending her son’s soccer games.

Kim Dodson

BW Title
Director

Bonnie Eisert

BW Title
Director

Takes Her Bourbon
In an Old Fashioned.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Running.

Cynthia Gatterdam

BW Title
Director

Takes Her Bourbon
Any way!

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Traveling.

Lisa Morsman

BW Title
Director

Steffani Scheurich

BW Title
Director

Takes Her Bourbon
In an Old Fashioned.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Them
Sailing.

Kaitlyn Soligan

BW Title
Director

Nicole Stipp

BW Title
Director

Takes Her Bourbon
On the couch, on a big rock, in front of Netflix

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Taming my backyard into a garden.

Cynthia Torp

BW Title
Director

Takes Her Bourbon
Over a round ice cube.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Cooking, Gardening, or Hiking.

Nicole Twigg

BW Title
Director

Takes Her Bourbon
On the rocks with friends and family.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Watching her 10 year old son play sports.

Heather Wibbels

BW Title
Director

Takes Her Bourbon
Like the master distiller intended: neat.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Cycling and fostering for Kentucky Humane Society.

Monica Wolf

BW Title
Director

Takes Her Bourbon
Neat, on the rocks or in a whiskey sour with egg whites.

When Not Sipping, You’ll Find Her
Doing yoga or running.

Susan Zehnder

BW Title
Director

Want to Start a Branch?

Want to bring Bourbon Women to your city? Our Branch Ambassadors donate time, event planning skills & their networks to start a branch in their city.

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