(Charleston, SC - October 25, 2020) - “Pixie” Paula Dezzutti, CEO of award-winning Local Choice Spirits, Striped Pig Distillery and women’s empowerment magazine Skirt., will lead a ‘Big Conversation’, speaking on finding your center and learning the difference between passion and purpose, at The Sophia Institute’s WOMEN RISING! virtual gathering.  The event takes place Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31.  Dezzutti will be speaking on Saturday at 10:15am EST.  Attendees will enjoy the unique opportunity to hear from a lineup of some of the most impactful thought leaders of our time, empowering one another to bring hope, healing, and transformative change into the world around us, and to awaken to our full potential, gifts, talents and capacities to be catalysts for co-creating a more just and conscious post-coronavirus world.  More information and registration is available on The Sophia Institute website.

The Sophia Institute is a center for learning, convening innovative programs focused on personal and societal transformation, led by renowned thought leaders and spiritual teachers, that foster the rise of the Feminine, in partnership with the Masculine, cultivating wisdom, mindfulness, and well-being, for a more just, sustainable, and flourishing world. The WOMEN RISING! Epic Virtual Gathering is creating opportunities for women and men from across the country and around the world to explore, discover, and transform, as well as to personally interact and network with women leaders who model authenticity and are living lives of powerful purpose.  As the CEO of two award-winning, community-driven spirits companies in an industry heavily saturated with male participants and “big players”, and as CEO of Charleston’s longest running women’s magazine, the mother of nine, author, and multi entrepreneur Pixie has ample experience exploring passion and purpose, as well as guiding others to find theirs.

About Pixie Paula Dezzutti
With nearly a decade of experience and a solid track record of delivering socially responsible beverages while simultaneously impacting the economic empowerment of urban communities, Pixie Paula Dezzutti has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the spirits industry.  Pixie launched Local Choice Spirits (LC) in 2011 and has won over 150 of the highest awards in every genre of spirits in the most prestigious industry competitions across the board. Pixie is the first female to launch diversity brands. Boosie Badazz’s Boosie Juice (which includes Strawberry Kiwi and Watermelon flavored vodkas) grossed over a million in sales its very first year.  LC’s brand Boone’s Bourbon was recently ranked top 6 in the world by Forbes. Pixie is also the owner of Striped Pig Distillery, SC’s Distillery of the Year, and Charleston’s prominent Skirt. Magazine, which has been empowering women for over 25 years. Her book, Skirt Smarts, is due to launch early next year.

Contact information: Rachyl Dezzutti,


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