Growing Gender Diversity
When Karen decided to start making rum, she knew the industry would be male dominated. Even with realistic expectations, some of what she found surprised and disheartened her. She had to fight to be taken seriously for her first decade in business. And women business owners continue to have difficulty accessing venture capital funds, bank financing, and other resources. Never one to back down, she set out to change that reality and create opportunity for women in distilling and the world of rum.