Let’s talk about diversity: Why it should matter to everyone
: October 5, 2021
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“What is diversity? How does it apply to me? Why should I really care? My company doesn't have a problem!"
In the brewing industry, we are always trying to find ways to do more - to brew better beer, to be more efficient, and to build even better workplace structures. In this webinar, racial justice professional Ren Navarro will introduce the "JEDI" ( Justice, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) model of formalizing your diversity and outreach programs, and why it's important to understand not only in hiring but with vendors, customers, and everyone else your team works with.
A strong understanding of justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) concepts is the first step in creating and maintaining a positive and dynamic workplace culture. As these concepts become familiar around the globe, creating a welcoming environment is no passing trend - the time is now!
The webinar will provide the following:
Feeling shy? Worried about asking a “dumb question"? You can ask a question when you register or you can send your questions early via
email. All questions will be addressed anonymously during the webinar.
- A thorough understanding of what diversity means in the context of our industry
- An appreciation for the wide scope of intersectionality, allowing attendees to set goals in support of all customers, employees, and vendors
- The confidence and ability to start positive and productive conversations in their own brewery
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.