Pink Boots Society Australia, the membership organisation aimed at supporting women in the fermented and alcohol beverage industries, is welcoming new members and encouraging those with existing memberships to renew this week.
The Pink Boots Society is a global organisation open to women who earn at least 25 per cent of their income from a fermented and alcoholic beverage industry job, students in relevant programmes and those with businesses in planning.
Pink Boots Society Australia members have access to education opportunities to support their career growth, as well as job opportunities and local and international scholarships.
They are also part of a community of women in the industry who can support and advise each other, and membership is open to all women including cis, trans, female-identifying, and non-binary individuals.
There is a small membership fee of $20 for the year.
“For 8 years, Pink Boots Australia has been run by a team of volunteers – we work full-time jobs and have built Pink Boots in our spare time,” said newly-elected Pink Boots Australia president Tiffany Waldron said.
“Over time as the organisation has grown, we’ve allowed for funds raised to intermittently be used to manage admin tasks and project manage, but we always knew that this (and the spreadsheet of members we’ve maintained) wasn’t going to work forever.
“The introduction of fees is something that our members have voted on (and passed) at the AGM for the past few years – These fees will allow Australian members eligibility for scholarships offered globally, and free up the board to work on local programs and scholarships.
“Our Australian members are now able to connect into the international Pink Boots community through the forums, and it’s been really great to be involved already.”