Leading membership organisation Women of the Vine & Spirits has created a free, private Facebook group for female bartenders in response to the Covid-19 pandemic – Badass Bartender.
Community members will be able to receive access to resources courtesy of Women of the Vine & Spirits, such as live Zoom chats, networking opportunities and career advice materials.
Deborah Brenner, founder and CEO, Women of the Vine & Spirits, said: “Women have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and it has taken a devastating toll on the restaurant and hospitality industry. I knew it was due time to launch Badass Bartender.
“Our female bartenders need a community of support now more than ever, but more importantly, this group provides a place they can call their own for years to come.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 60% of bartenders in the US are female. Pre-pandemic, there were 644,100 bartenders in the US – which means 386,460 of them were women.
On 19 January, the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation will announce a new programme to give qualified hospitality workers help with health, financial and legal aid.
The foundation will be accepting applications for its 2021 scholarships from 1 February.
Via The Spirits Business