Second industry diversity survey launched

Following the beer industry’s global #MeToo reckoning in 2021, Beer Agents for Change was formed by a group of experienced industry professionals. To solve a problem, or to even make changes that will be effective, it is important to continue to quantify and qualify the issues that exist. The group wanted to understand the experiences of those employed in the beer industry in Australia and a survey was undertaken. The results, released late last year, were illuminating and revealed problematic issues.

With a view to present this survey annually, Beer Agents for Change are back with a follow up survey to take a snapshot of people’s experiences in the last 12 months. The survey has been created for everyone employed in the beer industry to collect data from those working in every aspect of beer – from brewery owners to brewers, accountants, sales reps and bartenders – it is for everyone to add their experience to.

Change will be difficult, but benchmarking progress to make sure it is moving in the right direction is an important building block.

The data from this survey will be anonymous,consolidated and shared, with a view to continue on an annual basis and track improvement.

While the road to equality will be a long one, every step in the right direction matters. With this in mind, Beer Agents for Change was formed in 2021 by a group of women with more than fifty years of experience in the beer industry between them. They act under @beeragentsforchange on Instagram. They have set out to work with the industry to provide a more inclusive space for all within craft beer through four pillars – Internal training and guidelines, a united industry front, third party reporting and commitment to inclusivity.

You can find the Diversity Survey here.

We thank you for your honesty and commitment to making change in the Australian beer industry. All data collected will be anonymous and confidential, and used for industry insight.

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