Celebrating Powerful Women in the UAE with Glenfiddich

Globally recognized whiskey brand Glenfiddich will hold an event at the Fi’lia Lounge, located on the 70th floor of the SLS Dubai Hotel & Residence. Kirsten Grant Meikle, Director of Prestige at William Grant & Sons Distillers, will speak on behalf of her brand and women in the whiskey industry. Brimming with empowerment, this venue will see 40 top female entrepreneurs and creatives from Dubai’s Hospitality In Heels group, come together to celebrate.

Coming from a strong line of powerful women, Kirsten will argue; her role as a leading woman in a male-dominated industry, how she and the women in the family helped build Glenfiddich Whiskey to achieve the global brand recognition it enjoys today, and what she plans for the brand in the future. With an exclusive tasting, guests will discover the pioneering spirit that runs through Glenfiddich whisky.

Like many whiskey labels, the Glenfiddich distillery began as a family business, built by the legendary William Grant and his children in 1887. To this day, the brand has remained in the hands of the Grant family. With Kirsten’s contribution and impact in the business, the perception that “whisky is a man’s drink” has become obsolete and irrelevant, as the powerful businesswoman presents herself as one of the many important leaders in this industry. Influenced by her dear ancestors, Kirsten’s passion and pride in her family business burns deeply. His dedication, along with that of the rest of his family, is reflected in the quality of the whiskey they produce today.

Kirsten continues to help lead and shape her family’s business by being closely involved with the organization, traveling the world and educating people about one of the world’s most recognizable brands. By focusing on this Women in Whiskey event, Glenfiddich wants to be more inclusive in the world of whiskey and break the glass ceiling. Thus, hosting a day to celebrate Dubai’s fiercely female leaders with a brand that embraces diversity, growth and innovation in the most passionate way.