Women’s Day is all about celebrating female empowerment, and we could think of no better way to do this than by profiling 11 savvy, strong and sexy women who are dominating in the male-dominated liquor industry.
With (excessive) drinking being frowned upon these days for being detrimental to your health, you might be surprised to know that many alcoholic drinks have their roots in medicine. So instead of turning to Big Pharma next time you have a sniffle – and arguably do yourself more harm than good – why not open your liquor cabinet instead?
The bar industry is known for attracting unconventional souls, those who reject the formal white-collar world in favor of an atmosphere that’s more sociable. Forgiving, even.
Stephanie Simbo – a French entrepreneur and former bartender living in Cape Town, South Africa – knew this, and decided that bars might offer the perfect working environment for former inmates looking for a new start. She liked the idea so much that she started Beyond Bars Akademia, a non-profit that aims to facilitate the placement of ex-convicts within the South African bar industry.