THRIVE is a Brewers Association initiative that takes a proactive and holistic approach to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), human resources (HR), and physical and mental wellness in the craft brewing community. THRIVE recognizes that DEI, human resources, and wellness are intimately related components of the workplace experience that are productively enriched when developed together. Through THRIVE, the Brewers Association seeks to establish “thriving human beings” alongside safety, quality, and sustainably, as cornerstones of a healthy, responsible, and profitable craft brewing industry.
The THRIVE Workshop at the 2022 Craft Brewers Conference provided attendees with an opportunity to take a deep and integrated dive into DEI, HR, and wellness topics tailored for craft brewers of all sizes. Featuring guest speakers, educational seminars, hands-on workshops, networking, and opportunities to connect with experts, the THRIVE workshop was an opportunity to develop a range of people-focused practices that elevate small businesses.
Scottie Carter, JD is the executive vice president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Greater Twin Cities United Way. A graduate of Howard University School of Law, Carter worked for more than 15 years on issues of inequity as a professional, community organizer, and volunteer. At the Greater Twin Cities United Way, Carter is a catalyst for intentional change who challenges the status quo in the service of building a more diverse and equitable organization that serves the community. Carter will speak to THRIVE Workshop attendees about the power of community engagement and the opportunities small businesses have to affect positive change.