Broadcast Date: April 19, 2022
In an industry with deep connections to hospitality, it’s no surprise that many breweries express a desire to provide a “welcoming workplace.” But what does that really mean in terms of day-to-day operation? Whose responsibility is it? And how can we set and achieve measurable goals?
Join Ren Navarro as she discusses strategies to build and maintain a supportive, productive, and welcoming work environment for managers, employees, and potential new hires. She will also explain how a company culture built on a strong DEI/JEDI foundation will also create a safer environment, eliminating precursors to violence and harassment in the workplace.
By attending this webinar, participants will:
- Gain a refreshed perspective on building a safe and inclusive workplace
- Have the tools needed to build an action plan for creating and maintaining a welcoming environment
Looking to review some DEI basics? Check out Ren’s first two MBAA webinars on Inclusive Hiring and Retention and Let's Talk about diversity: Why it should matter to everyone.
About the Presenter
With nearly a decade of experience in the alcohol industry, a passion for encouraging personal and professional growth, and her trademark wit, Ren Navarro is here to educate, enlighten, and engage. Since launching Beer. Diversity. in 2018, Ren has become a known name at breweries, wineries, distilleries, and beyond. She has given talks on diversity and inclusion at several colleges and countless festivals, panels, radio shows, and podcasts throughout North America. In addition to being a diversity educator, she is a craft beer consultant for bars and restaurants in Ontario and an educator for countless businesses throughout the country.
Beer. Diversity. is more than just a company that educates, it's a resource built from the passion and love of the industry to do better and be better. Navarro's experience in public speaking and history in the drinks world alongside her perspective as a queer Black woman makes her an essential voice in the work and outreach involved in creating a welcoming and diverse environment for beverage producers and imbibers of all backgrounds. Taking steps. Wanting change. Having the desire and the tools to put in the work to be an agent of change. That's what Beer. Diversity. is about.
Together we can do better.