Do you know 31 females that you can celebrate?
I can think of dozens, all for different reasons, in many different facets of familiarity.Some I know well, some less so, some not yet (and would like to share a beer with for sure).
Here are some I celebrate today, International Women’s Day, in no particular order, with plenty more where these came from….
- My Mom
- My Sister
- My Mom-in-Law
- My Sister-In-Law
- Celia Hogan
- Emily Engdahl
- Glenda Stormes
- Maureen Ogle
- Lisa Morrison
- Julia Herz
- Olivia Cerio
- Veronica Vega
- Tonya Cornett
- Gayle Goschie
- Joy Henkle
- Eileen Dunn
- Shauna Carter
- Kim Hosford
- Ann George
- Julie Johnson
- Diane Gaston
- Kim Jordan
- Roz Savage
- Kirrily Waldhorn
- Jill Redding
- Erin Glass (and the rest of the women at the BA)
- Lauren Salazar
- Julie Wartell
- Sue Shulters
- Stevie Caldarola
- Angela T Sansone
- Joy Bray
- Karolina Wyszynska
- Kristin Muraro
- Holly Zabka
- Angela Arp
- Chris Crabb
- Bernadette Wasdovitch
- Bernadette Perryman
- Laurie Bernstein
- Sarah Schuck
- Leslie Kirkland
- Sandi Globus
- Sarah Huska
- Alison Grayson
- Stacy Bannerman
- Mariah Calagione
- Priscilla Hunter
- Leslie Henderson
- Anette Heaslet
- Sabrah Maple
- Christie Todd Whitman
- Marcia Jonas
- Rhonda Kallman
- Rebecca Newman
- Nicole Nelson
- Rhianna Simes
- Claire Sykes
- Nicole Kasten
- Donna Wright
- Belle and Hops
- Johanna Blakley
- Sheryl Sandberg
- Alice Waters
- Geena Davis
- Ellen Degeneres
- Lola at the USPS
Is that more than 31?? So what…I could go on.
Now you – go on. Make your own list.
Find and highlight 31 reasons to celebrate Women’s Herstory Month – it starts today!!
And International Women’s Day is Thursday March 8th. Show women they matter by making a big deal out of it.
- 31 Women and females you know and care about
- 31 Influential female figures in your world
- 31 Attributes women bring to the world
- 31 Female homebrewers
- 31 Female professional brewers
- 31 Female beer professionals
- 31 Women
You can do it. Women are doing it everyday.
p.s. International Men’s Day = November 19th
Yes, the crazy woman on the bar at Louie’s last night was your truly. It was all in the name of celebrating women on International Women’s Day. Alright – so it was fun too. Good fun for a good reason.
Women and beer.
We’ll assume you celebrated the 50.9% of the population that is women, that you celebrated the women in your organization, looked at how women and men in your organization are paid equally for their efforts, and otherwise are also working toward greater equality.
If you missed any of these, you can do so today. Yes, now is the perfect time.
Like craft beer in comparison with the 6m barrels+ group, women have a lot of ground to make up. Men and women need to step up to make this happen.
Think we’re being overly zealous here? Think about this definition first:
–noun 1. the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
So – if you have any females in your life, and quite frankly, who doesn’t, then this would seem to be an assumed goal for any human interested in progress.
Women and beer go glass in hand to help promote a better balance of the world around us. Using beer as one for better balance and a vehicle and platform is a powerful and effective tool.
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Tuesday March 8th is the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day.
In honor of all the women who have historically been and presently are engaged in this incredible beer community, here are a few suggestions Women Enjoying Beer would offer to help your supporters and brand enthusiasts celebrate.
2. Hold drawings for all kinds of small and big goodies throughout the day for women only. Beer, swag, tours, featured blog posts, and the like all send a great message that women matter.
3. Highlight the women in your beer business. Whether you’re the owner and founder or the janitor, they all deserve to be noticed for their contributions. Post simply signage, pictures of them or whatever you may find appropriate.
4. For retailers and distributors, how about featuring the beers brewed by women/involving women (no sexualized labels and so forth though – that’s counter to the whole idea).
5. Impromptu sampling for the day for all legal aged women.
6. Encourage women to rally round your brand by offer two fer’s (obviously, if applicable/legal/appropriate). 2 Pints for the price of one, a featured beer paired with a menu item, and so forth.
7. Tweet/Facebook/blog/social media the heck out of your appreciation for the 50.9% of the population that helps make your brand possible. Women outpace men in being active on social media.
This is about awareness and action, not reverse discrimination. Here’s an opportunity to really show you value the female craft/beer enthusiast.
Whatever you do, do it with respect, fun and appropriateness and you’ll get more women involved in craft/beer.
What woman do you know who is a president? Of a country, brewery, duchy, company, school, or other notable institution?
While there are lots of facets as to why women and men are at such disparate odds in leadership roles, don’t dwell on why that is, figure out how we can all change it.
Here’s a post of Women Leaders (this list is WAY to short), First Ladies (where’s the First Men list??), and Female Heads of State.
It’s impossible to declare a Year Of The Woman when women still lag behind, are held back, and otherwise are not yet much closer to an equilibrium. International Women’s Day is coming up March 8th – you can prepare and plan now to make progress. Looking at pay rates, duties, promotional patterns, educational opportunities and scholarships, mentoring and support. Consciously change exclusive language (‘guys’, i.e. Congressmen, and so forth). It all matters.
Marketing to women properly sends a message that women are noticed, they matter and are compatriots – not extraneous. What are you doing that sends the right message?
So Happy Presidents Day! Thanks the women in presidential leadership roles – do everything you can to help them grow, flourish and lead. It’s a much bigger thought than any one industry can fathom and will be better for everyone, the globe over.
Today is recognized as International Women’s Day – woo hoo!
Glasses up to all the incredible women the world over who help make the globe go round and round.
For those of you who may read and say “wait a minute…assigning gender makes WEB a sexist thing” – I can tell you flat out. You’re off base.
If you think WEB is about women, invest some time reading (better yet call me at 515.450.7757) and you’ll learn that Women Enjoying Beer is about education and experience for all. It happens to be an underserved and illserved population.
And at 50.9% of the population, it’s an enormous opportunity to address.
So a few women I’d like to salute today in the beer community include Jeri Kustelski, Rebecca Newman, Darcy Quinn, Teri Fahrendorf, Sebbie Buhler, Laura Ulrich, Rhonda Kallman, Corkie Odell, Melody Daversa, Jena Frances, Nicole, Danielle Amarotico, Christine McKeever and many others I’m surely forgetting at this exact moment.
p.s. for those of you in the Southern Oregon Area…here’s our next event.