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Andréa serves as CEO of McBride Sisters Wine Company, a multinational organization headquartered in Oakland, California. It is in the top 1% of volume and revenue, the largest Black-owned and the second largest women-owned wine company in the United States, as well as one of the most inclusive, accessible, socially aware, and sustainable. With her sister Robin, Andréa began importing wines from New Zealand in 2005 and began making their own wine together in 2009. By spring 2017, the pair were producing wine from their hometowns in Aotearoa, New Zealand and California under one label, McBride Sisters Collection. In 2018, they launched Black Girl Magic Wines, a celebratory wine brand paying homage to women in their family and community, and debuted She Can Wines, a premium canned wine in 2019 on International Women’s Day. Andréa serves as a Board Member for the McBride Sisters SHE CAN Professional Development Fund which she founded in 2019 with her sister Robin. Since its inception the fund has awarded over $3M in scholarships, grants, and technical training to 3,000 professional women in wine & spirits, hospitality, and finance. In 2021 the fund partnered with the Southern University of Louisiana as their flagship HBCU, to create a career pipeline for diverse students into the wine industry. Andréa and Robin were the first Black Winery owners on the cover of Wine Enthusiast magazine; she has been recognized as one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 and has been nominated for the Wine Star Award US Winery of the Year 2021. Andréa holds her B.A. in International Relations with a concentration in Global Business from the University of Southern California in 2007. She is a member of the 2022 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.