Women's Ratings
  • Top rated company current
  • Headquarters Location

    Modesto, California (United States)

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Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 90 countries around the globe. A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings.
Highlights from E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery Christina Gomez

    Meet a Fairygodboss at E. & J. Gallo Winery

    • Name

      Christina Gomez

    • Position

      Director, Internal Audit

      Modesto, CA

    I am a Finance and Accounting professional with 18 years of work experience. Of those, 10 have been with E. & J. Gallo Winery.  I remember the point when I realized that more than half of my career was with Gallo and the internal validation I felt knowing I was at the right place. Many of my personal values align to Gallo’s values, and that makes it a great fit for both of us. As the daughter of migrant farmworkers, I share in the humbleness that is part of the company’s culture. 

    I graduated from San Jose State University receiving my degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. I am happy to report that the extra effort for the dual concentration has served me well throughout my career.  Over the past 10 years, I have rotated through roles in Accounting, Finance, and Internal Audit.  All provided the opportunity to drive large impactful projects.

    Now with that out of the way, I’ll talk about my real job – Mom. I am a mother of two children (8 and 5 years old).  This makes work life balance more than something people talk about, but something I truly need and something that is extremely important to me.  I love the flexibility that I have at Gallo which is so important when you are a woman striving to balance both a career and mom aspirations.  Gallo provides me the ability to break away from work when I need to for my mom life, and also provides an environment for great career growth and challenges when I need to break away from my mom life!

    With all that said, none of this would be possible without my husband, who always has and continues to support me through all aspects of my life.

  • E. & J. Gallo Winery Sara Fontana

    Meet a Fairygodboss at E. & J. Gallo Winery

    • Name

      Sara Fontana

    • Position

      Operations Manager (Bottling)

      Modesto, CA

    I have been with E. & J. Gallo Winery for seven years and have over 20 years of manufacturing experience. Currently, I am the Operations Manager supporting four bottling lines running 24-hours a day. Prior to my time at Gallo, I proudly served in the California Army National Guard for eight years, and began my manufacturing career with The Hershey Company.  Gallo has allowed me the opportunity to further leverage my manufacturing expertise which has enabled me to build a successful and capable team.  I believe in servant leadership and I am committed to building an successful environment for my team.  I am excited to share that I am currently pursuing my degree in Operational Management and have found that my experience in the business world has been extremely valuable to my studies. On the personal side, I have been married for 25 years. My husband and my two children are the most important people in my life.  I find that by putting myself and my family first, I am able to achieve a work-life balance that really works for me.

  • E. & J. Gallo Winery Stephanie Gallo

    Meet a Fairygodboss at E. & J. Gallo Winery

    • Name

      Stephanie Gallo

    • Position

      Vice President, Brand Marketing

      Modesto, CA

    Stephanie Gallo is a Vice President of Marketing for E. & J. Gallo Winery.  The winery, co-founded by Stephanie’s grandfather Ernest and great uncle Julio 85 years ago, is now the largest family-owned winery in the world, exporting wine and spirits to 90 countries.  Stephanie earned her bachelor’s degree in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame and obtained an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  She serves Notre Dame as a Board of Trustee, student mentor, and guest speaker.

    Stephanie is leading worldwide marketing efforts for several prominent brands including Barefoot and Gallo Family Vineyards. Many of the brands she manages are consistently recognized for outstanding success, including the Beverage Information Group’s Fast Track Growth Brand Award, Market Watch Magazine’s Hot Brand Award, Event Marketer Magazine’s Ex Award for Best Retail/In Store Event Program and the Cause Marketing Forum’s Halo Award. In honor of this success, Stephanie was named one of the Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer Magazine in 2017.

    Stephanie is also involved in her community as a regular speaker on women in business, family business and the importance of community giving.  She lives in her hometown of Modesto with her husband and their two children.  They enjoy travelling, skiing and spending time outdoors.

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What Women Should Know about Working At E. & J. Gallo Winery
Being a family-owned company, Gallo values work-life balance and believes that employees come first. We strive to provide a variety of programs and benefits that support all lifestyles. This includes training & development initiatives, mentoring programs, and resources that empower our employees at work, in their communities, and at home.

Gender diversity statistics

    • Gender diversity information
    • Gallo offers a variety of programs and activities supporting our belief that a diverse and inclusive culture is essential to our continued success.

Programs, initiatives, groups

    • Additional information
    • Women of Wine (WOW) is Gallo’s ERG for women, and their allies, with the goal of developing and supporting female employees through networking events, mentoring, and professional development. Gallo is also a proud diamond member of Women of the Vine & Spirits, whose mission is dedicated to women's empowerment and advancement in the alcohol beverage industry.
    • Unconscious bias training
    • Yes
    • Internal mentorship / sponsorship programs
    • Yes
    • Internal employee networking
    • Yes
    • Succession planning initiatives
    • Yes
    • Diversity initiatives / processes for recruiting
    • Yes
    • Executive coaching
    • Yes

Flexible working

    • Remote working
    • Yes

Parental Leave

    • Paid maternity leave
    • Yes
    • Unpaid maternity leave
    • Yes
    • Paid paternity leave
    • Yes
    • Unpaid paternity leave
    • Yes
    • Adoptive paid leave
    • Yes
    • Short-term disability benefits
    • Yes

Maternity-Related Benefits

    • Lactation facilities
    • Yes
    • Phased-in post-maternity return
    • Yes

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