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Monday, March 27 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Women in Bars

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About 60% of bartenders are women. Women are also starting businesses at the highest rate in history. Although most bars and spirits businesses are owned by men, women are starting to move from "behind the bar" to become the movers and shakers (and we don't mean just cocktails) in the industry. Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities they face, the lessons they've learned in starting their own successful businesses and trends for women in the industry - as both consumers and entrepreneurs.


Moderators
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Nancy Shenker

theONswitch, Founder & CEO
Nancy A. Shenker is Founder/CEO of theONswitch marketing and a regular contributor to the Nightclub & Bar website, covering topics from marketing to technology to customer service to digital media. She recently created sheBOOM.com, an online community for women business owners. She has consulted for over a decade in the hospitality and spirits industry. A graduate of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, she has written three books and... Read More →

Speakers
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Louise Jones

Manager, Club Chemistry
avatar for Steph Kocher

Steph Kocher

Owner, 163 Taproom
avatar for Lydia Melton

Lydia Melton

Owner, Günter Hans
As the Founder and CEO of Günter Hans, Lydia Melton is an entrepreneur at heart with a severe case of wanderlust. In fact, her passion for travel led her to open her first bar at the age of 24. Having studied abroad in Belgium, Melton came home to find that many of the beers and treats she loved in Europe were unavailable in the U.S. Worse, many people had never heard of these brands. Armed with copious amounts of data and an unhealthy... Read More →
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Kjersten Merila

Owner & Co-Founder, Her Spirit
Brand new to the spirits industry, Kjersten Merila is already shaking things up…over ice.  Vodka’s the game, Her Spirit’s the name.  Kjersten, Owner and Co-founder of Her Spirit, believes the achievement of starting her own company and working on Her Spirit is incredible, but is outweighed by the rewarding feeling of contributing.  50% of the profits from Her Spirit will be invested into female entrepreneurs... Read More →


Monday March 27, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room N119 Las Vegas Convention Center