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Online Community Launches to Support Female Bartenders

By February 26, 2021Top News

Founders from Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS) and Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey launched a sister community platform, Badass Bartender, as a free, private Facebook group in response to COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on working women. The community aims to fill a void for female bartenders to unite, support one another, explore career opportunities and network through select resources provided by WOTVS, including live Zoom chats and career pathing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 60% of bartenders in the United States are female. Prior to the impact of COVID-19, there were 644,100 bartenders in the U.S. alone, equaling 386,460 female bartenders, many of whom are now furloughed, out of work or have reduced hours due to the pandemic. Additional support is offered through the WOTVS Foundation 501(c)(3), including a confidential assistance program offering health, financial and legal aid to restaurant and hospitality workers, as well as through its 2021 scholarships, providing awards and monies for education and professional development.

 

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