Falling on March 8th every year, International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the strides and accomplishments of women across the globe in cultural, political, and socioeconomic environments.
This year, the day is themed around the message #BreakTheBias, intending to challenge the gender biases and stereotypes that are entrenched into working norms.
With whisky historically viewed as a “man’s drink” and advertising heavily geared towards male audiences, the industry has, until recently, lacked real diversity and inclusivity. Thankfully, things have changed and continue to change, with a growing number of women attracted to working in whisky, bringing with them expertise from a myriad of different sectors such as finance and tech; and creating a positive impact on the industry as a whole.
This International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate five of our favourite women working in whisky: