Hop Forward Equality
April 22, 2021
We are pleased to share that we have partnered with the Mass Brewers Guild to launch HopForwardEquality.com – an online hub of resources developed in collaboration with community partners that we hope will help breweries in the state of MA transform or further their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
The site includes resources for those just forming their internal Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) groups, those looking for HR best practices to change company culture, as well as a suggested reading list and a video library.
Currently the site’s partners include:
- Boston Pride
- City of Boston’s Office of Diversity
- Crafted For All
- The Verna Meyers Company
- YWCA Boston
Hop Forward Equality will offer trainings and workshops for continued education led by experts in the diversity and inclusion space. The site will also host a jobs board, which is open to breweries committed to equitable hiring practices with the goal to attract diverse candidates and broaden the talent pools that apply for brewery positions.
Hop Forward Equality will also serve as the home for a local travel show, “Black Brew Dialogues,” featuring host Collin Knight, Roxbury native and founder of Live Like A Local Tours. Knight is a self-proclaimed beer geek and often refers to himself as a ‘brother who loves craft beer.’ Viewers will follow Knight as he tours some of the state’s most popular breweries for a behind the scenes look. He’ll hear their start-up story, meet the owners and brewers, and then have a candid conversation over a beer about that brewery’s diversity & inclusion efforts. The show’s first episode will feature Black-owned White Lion Brewing Co. and is slated to launch this spring.
Learn more at HopForwardEquality.com.