Meet three women that got into the craft brewing industry through a variety of career pathways.
Pursing Your Field of Interest: Co-Head Brewer, Jen Meyers had a passion to enter the brewing industry that was met with resistance. She found by continuing in her efforts she could prove her worth and be known for her skill. More and more women are entering the sector which is encouraging.
Transitioning From the Wine Industry To Craft Brewing: Assistant Brewer Ashley McCaffrey pushes back against the idea that women aren’t in every area of the brewing industry. She finds them in every area of the industry and sees them doing incredible work. She worked in wine industry after getting her degree at Finger Lakes Community College in Vitaculture and Wine Technology and had a few years experience. She transitioned to craft brewing because the work was less seasonal in nature.
Shadowing and Networking for a Career Change: Brewer Nikki Forster describes how shadowing a friend and networking in the business led her to a career change to the craft brewing industry.