Celebrating the Vital Role and Achievements of All Women in the Drinks Industry

International Women's Day 2022 in the brewing and distilling sector. Working together towards a brighter future.

Celebrating the Vital Role and Achievements of All Women in the Drinks Industry

Every 8th March since the 1900s we celebrate International Women’s Day to commemorate the vital and transformative role that women play in the world. This is a day of celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally.

This year, the theme of International Women’s day is ‘Break the Bias’, and plays close to the heart of our industry. Over the years, the participation of women has steadily increased to break barriers in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Last summer we facilitated the webinar, “Supporting women for success”, in which an exceptional panel of women in the industry shared their experiences. The panel also debated on key topics, including the relevance of the creation of well-balanced teams and encouragement of line managers to look beyond gender towards equality of opportunity, with a focus on skills development, performance and results.

The recording of this webinar is open to all.

The glass ceiling is far from being broken in our industry.

Nonetheless, we have opened the door to a passionate new generation of women and men, with opportunities for growth and development in academic and professional spheres.

It is a true honour to serve as the President of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling for many reasons, of which, having the opportunity to be a champion for women in our industry is particularly close to my heart.

Like every 8th March, we are celebrating not just International Women’s Day, but also our ability to work together towards a brighter future.

Bhavya Mandanna

IBD President



IBD at the The International Brewing & Cider Awards 2024

07 May 2024

Thirteen brewers and cidermakers from four different continents across the globe have been awarded the highest recognition for their outstanding beers and ciders at the world’s most historic international beer and cider competition – The International Brewing & Cider Awards.