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AMANDA BUTT

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My name is Amanda Butt

 

I am a Scientist and Fermentation Maven

When I was 10 I wanted to be a Radiologist, Astronaut, Marine Biologist, Firefighter

I work as a Brewmaster, Food and Beverage

I am proud of reaching my 5 year goal of becoming a Brewmaster. It has been an arduous journey with many bumps in the road, but the years of hard work have paid off and I’m here. I am the first female Brewmaster at my facility since the doors opened 65 years ago.

The biggest obstacle I have faced was overcoming my own self doubt in a male-dominated industry. Once I got over the fact that I was inevitably going to make mistakes it was full steam ahead.

My advice to women is this is a tough and demanding industry, with few senior management positions held by women. However, the women who are here are a strong group, the kind that support each other. If you have passion and drive you can be very successful.

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