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Spirit Forward Womxn’s Empowerment Series, powered by Bacardi Women in Leadership, was back for its third consecutive year of conversation, education, and inspiration. The series took place on June 23 virtually via Zoom. It was dedicated to championing the outstanding individuals that make up the spirits trade and hospitality community and called upon powerful, thought-provoking speakers to offer enriching and educational sessions.

The 2020 program was set amidst a challenging global landscape where our lineup of speakers and panelists focused on timely and relevant topics including managing finances during a global pandemic and what to expect as bars and restaurants reopen across the world.

The day introduced a rich and eye-opening session on Black History within Hospitality and studded with moments to honor the LGBTQ+ community. 2020’s program featured the episode “Treacherous Waters” by Ashtin Berry and Maggie Campbell, where they explored themes, topics, and power dynamics of white women in relation to women of color.

Spirit Forward Womxn’s Empowerment Series is committed to discussing topics that are top of mind and instrumental in creating change within the hospitality community, beginning with the all-too-often underrepresented womxn that bind our industry together.

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