Rachel Martin is a member of the New York and Washington, D.C., chapters of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, an invitation-only membership association of women in the fine wine, food and hospitality industries. LDEI provides scholarships and mentorship programs to women in these fields.
Oceano Wines was recently certified as a “Women’s Business Enterprise” by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the largest such organization in the United States, and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Oceano is now also a corporate member and “Certified Woman Owned” by Women of the Vines & Spirits, a group that helps empower women involved in the wine and spirits industry.
Oceano Wines partners with many women’s associations and charities that benefit women and girls affected by socioeconomic disparity, political injustice, neglect and abuse as well as advocate for medical care and housing for socioeconomically marginalized groups. These worthy organizations include Janie’s Fund, Just Good Business, Catalina Island Women’s Forum, City of Hope, N Street Village, James Beard House, No Kid Hungry, Time’s Up, Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Women of the Vines & Spirits and Jazz at the Ballroom.
Seventy percent of every dollar spent in the production of Oceano’s wines goes to women- and minority-owned businesses.