Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Navigating the Challenges of Parenthood in Hospitality
Ever think about expanding your family, then stop yourself and say, “How the hell would I do that?” or “I’m not at the right place in my career?” Does the term “settling down” really mean you must put your dreams of opening a bar or your aspirations of becoming a brand ambassador on the back burner? Late nights, traveling the world, last-minute events… all of which create daunting obstacles in the journey of raising our children. But you’re not alone. As a new mother, Grey Goose Brand Ambassador, Jenny Feldt has struggled to navigate being a single parent and also working in the beverage industry. Follow her on her journey across North America as she seeks to gain a broader perspective of the obstacles that are faced by parents within hospitality and to find practical solutions for how to make it all work. Through various interviews with successful industry icons, you will find yourself immersed in the harsh reality of our unconventional industry which lends little to no resources for building and supporting those with families. As an industry that wants to present itself as a career for longevity and growth, we need to find ways to support people who want to have families. We need to demonstrate that there are opportunities for a lifelong career. Change starts with a conversation. Join the conversation.
This video is a part of the seminar “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” featured at Tales of the Cocktail 2023. To learn more about Tales of the Cocktail, click here.