Founder & CEO
After more than 20 years in Business Development and Sales positions for big corporations and startups, coupled with eight years of toiling on the weekends for a winery in Sonoma, CA., Carla made the leap to the wine industry in 2013 when she created the Crushed Wine app to power social sharing of wine which launched in iTunes in December 2013. Currently, Crushed is launching a content and lifestyle platform for the wine industry. Carla is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone School of Wine and a Certified Wine Professional. As an avid cyclist, you might catch sight of Carla toting wine on her bike to clients and friends throughout the Bay Area.
Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.