The Brewers Association envisions a craft brewing industry that provides unmatched opportunities for learning, professional development, employment, entrepreneurship, belonging, and empowerment to everyone regardless of identities, experiences, or perspectives.
The program seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce, leadership, and ownership of small and independent breweries by providing structured mentoring and advocacy to those experiencing barriers to access or advancement in the industry.
Each cohort of participants will complete a 12-week mentorship program. The program will begin with a one-week orientation and include 11 weeks of structured mentoring with a group of experienced leaders. Participants who are enrolled in the program will be paired with an experienced and knowledgeable professional in five themed areas for guided conversations, collaborative activities, and practical advisement.
Participants are matched with mentors in five of these areas of interest:
- Technical Brewing
- Serving and Tasting Beer
- Guest Experience
- Brewery Safety
- Event Planning and Management
- Human Resources
- Marketing and Branding
- Sales and Distribution
- Brewery Finance