Lucia Albino Gilbert, PhD, is an academic psychologist and independent scholar known for her research on gender equality and feminist psychology, with a specific focus on women’s career development. She is a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association, as well as Professor Emerita of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and Professor Emerita of Psychology at Santa Clara University.
In recent years, Professor Gilbert and her husband, John C. Gilbert, have researched the careers and progress of women working in winemaking. Their research was the first to document that only 9.8 percent of California wineries have a lead woman winemaker, and that proportional to their representation in the field, wineries whose lead winemakers are women were more highly acclaimed. (Their 2021 study reported that the percentage has since increased to 14 percent!).
Lucia’s book, Women Winemakers: Personal Odysseys, also reports on their ten years of research and provides a comprehensive documentation of women winemakers in California and other major global wine regions. Lucia’s work aligns “perfectly” with her values, and she makes sure to uplift and highlight other women by “making their contributions more visible and identifying their successful career pathways.” She has been honored with awards for teaching, mentorship, and research excellence, and is now an esteemed member of the Hall of Femme.