Big Beer Company Appoints First Female CEO in the Industry

Writing for Food & Wine, Mike Pomranz reports that 25-year beer industry veteran Maggie Timoney has broken barriers by becoming the first female CEO of a major US beer company. Any time women achieve the top executive position at a major company, it’s important news. According to Fortune, as of June 7, 2017, the number of female CEOs on the Fortune 500 had increased by more than 50 percent from the previous year, rising from 21 to 32 and setting a new record. But that’s still just 6.4 percent of the 500 companies on the list. “According to the site Women in Craft Beer (who have some skin in the game on this issue), only 29 percent of brewery workers are female, only about 17 percent of craft

Welcoming a New (and Financially Strong) Generation

For many readers, it may be hard to believe that we’re already talking about the growing importance of Generation Z. It doesn’t seem like that long ago generational cohorts had meaningful names like “The Silent Generation” and “Baby Boomers.” Today, we are focused on letters, and it will be interesting to see where we go next, having reached the end of the alphabet. Not that long ago that commentators were observing the game-changing characteristics of Generation Y – those born between 1977 and 1995 – but now the conversation for many has shifted to Generation Z. “This emerging consumer group born after the mid 1990's though the early 2000's is set to reach 2.6 billion by 2020,” writes Barba

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