Initiative seeks to unify and advance women who work in the beer industry
October 7, 2021
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) officially launched the Building Relationships and Empowering Women (BREW) initiative at its 84th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. Through the BREW initiative, NBWA is committed to offering a robust forum for women leaders to grow professionally within the beer industry. This initiative has been long in the works, with the official launch put on hold by the COVID pandemic.
During the past few years, beverage companies of all sizes have dramatically stepped up their efforts to literally “change the face” of the beverage industry as they strive for more diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace.
Deschutes Brewery, Portland, Ore., announced its collaboration with Dovetail Workwear, also based in Portland, to help further the mission of encouraging women to enter and succeed in non-traditional occupations, it says.
Tropical Bourbon Barrel Reserve small batch brew sold out last week
March 9, 2021
D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc., Pottsville, Pa., celebrated International Women’s Day by supporting Pink Boots Society, a nonprofit focused on encouraging and inspiring women beer professionals through education.
Faced with the challenge of providing nutritious food for her kids, mom Ashi Jelinek created KidsLuv, a nutritious, hydration beverage without any unhealthy ingredients, complete with sustainable packaging.
In celebration of Equality Day (Aug. 26) and women’s right to vote, Johnnie Walker’s Jane Walker brand partnered with activist celebrities to host inspiring TV conversations and released custom T-shirts to encourage women to vote.
Women are continuing to lead in the beverage industry. Some of note include Mikalia Ulmer, a young 15-year-old CEO who founded a lemonade company, and Stephanie Macleod of John Dewar and Sons, who was the first woman to win the prestigious Whisky of the Year award.
15-year-old entrepreneur hopes inspires others to pursue their passion
August 5, 2020
Me & the Bees CEO Mikaila Ulmer published her “Bee Fearless” book about launching her lemonade business, her quest to save the honeybees and provides sound advice for others wanting to start a business and pursue their passion.