Seats at the Table: Struggles, Successes and Challenges of Women in the Craft Beverage Industry

“To be feminist, in any authentic sense of the word is to want for all people, female and male, liberation from sexist role patterns, domination, and oppression” Bell Hooks, Feminism Is for Everybody.

It’s no secret that female identifying members of the craft beverage industry have very different expectations, experiences, and challenges than our male counterparts. This panel discussion is not meant for shaming the opposite sex but designed to bring women from all facets of the beverage industry together to discuss how we can tackle our modern industry challenges and uplift each other. Get ready to learn more about how empowered women in the beverage world have fought systemic gender bias and how we plan to liberate the future of craft beverage.



Julie Rhodes

Owner – Educator – Business Coach Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions

Jennelle Root Martell

Co-Chief and Overseer of Order South City Ciderworks

Kathleen Inman

Owner, Winemaker & General Manager Inman Family Wines

Airelle Peters

Owner Black Mermaid Beer Lifestyle Brand

Lisa Wicker

President & Head Distiller Widow Jane Distillery