Paula Dezzutti, more widely known in the community as Pixie is a mother of nine and a trailblazing entrepreneur who carved out her niche in the spirits world as the first woman owned distillery, Striped Pig which features Local Choice Spirits (LCS). LCS is an award-winning, woman-owned, family-run spirits brand development and distribution platform based in Charleston, SC. Working in a male dominated industry, she learned quickly that she needed to connect with a sisterhood for support.
As an award-winning business developer with a vision, Pixie’s need to connect with likeminded, strong women finally came to fruition when she took the helm of the iconic Skirt. magazine in the summer of 2019.
Pixie Paula draws on over 30 years of leadership in financial services, real estate development, and entrepreneurial life: meaning her partners and clients benefit from the incredibly strong business acumen she brings to her work, whether a new opportunity, start-up company or project.
Her expertise, passion and influence have helped push forward innovation and positive disruption in many sectors. Most recently, for example, Pixie successfully educated on the need for regulatory changes to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, whose unanimous vote in her favor will for the first time allow micro-distilleries in the Georgia county. As a result, Paula and her partners can move forward with a 20,000-square-foot micro-distillery that will form part of an up-and-coming development for automotive enthusiasts.
Representing numerous community boards, such as the Charleston Interreligious Council and the Harbor Entrepreneur Center, Pixie Paula gives passionate keynote speeches from a diverse business background, understanding how to motivate and engage her crowd. Paula uses her voice and platform to empower women as she gives them a space to support and lift each other up with shared stories and experiences.