Stephanie and Divas Uncorked created and lead U.S. wineries on how to build a market with females and persons of color. She was selected as the first person of color to address winemakers and beverage executives as the keynote speaker for the 35 year old Nederberg Wine Auction in South Africa.
Stephanie and her husband Basil owned an upscale wine shop called Bon Vivant Wine Company, Inc. from 2008-2011. The shop was a friendly, neighborhood store focusing on wine education and enjoyment in every bottle with superior customer service. Bon Vivant tried to make the buying experience easy, approachable and fun.
Stephanie Browne is Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts. She is responsible for hiring the companies talent, maintaining retention and engagement of 4k employees and delivering Diversity and Inclusion programs. Prior to her current role Stephanie led the corporate IT Solutions Strategy and Planning team for the organization. She was responsible for over 200 people on and off shore while ensuring quality implementations of all software application releases with minimum disruption to the corporations’ business systems. Using “best practices” from leading technical firms such as Gartner and Forrester, Stephanie helps lead the corporation in developing robust and agile technology applications to achieve successful business results.
Stephanie lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her husband in the town of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.