Co-Founder of The Boston Beer Co. & Founder/CEO of Boston Harbor Distillery
In the highly competitive beer industry, pioneer Rhonda Kallman stands alone. Rhonda Kallman always had whiskey in her blood—she took her first taste from her father’s whiskey and ginger at a very early age. At the young age of 24, Kallman cofounded the Boston Beer Company (BBC)—brewer of Samuel Adams—which quickly became most successful craft brewery in the world. But Kallman did more than just establish and build this world renowned company. Read More >
Talent Management & Customer Relationship Building
When Rhonda Kallman founded The Boston Beer Company at the young age of 24, little did she know she would soon be honored as the “Pioneering Woman in the Beer Industry” by The Institute of Brewing Studies. As founding partner and executive vice president of sales and brand development, she built the most admired and best trained sales force in the highly competitive beer industry and personally opened the door for women in the beer business by tirelessly recruiting and promoting them. Her efforts accorded women the respect and credibility they deserve and changed the beer industry nationally.
In this inspiring presentation, Kallman explains how she built her empire with no previously set ladder to climb, and how she managed success as a married woman, mother of three children, and “serial entrepreneur.”
Talk features one dynamic woman’s battle with breast cancer while tending to her fledgling beer business and three young children, in the context of endurance, perseverance, hope and being a natural born fighter.
"Rhonda was incredible. Her message was exactly what we were looking for, informative, relatable, honest, raw, and inspiring. People left feeling motivated and inspired. Rhonda, really nailed it. She's also my new personal idol & role model, how can someone be so fabulous and also such a force to be reckoned with in the business word? In the social media world we'd say she is #goals."
"Everything was wonderful. I wish I had more time to talk to Rhonda after her section, but she had our guests talking to her excitedly about her content. We were so thankful for her to share her story, how transparent she was about her challenges, and I loved her genuine delivery. Thank her for us, please!"
"Rhonda was outstanding. The crowd (and the committee) loved her. She took time to research and customize the presentation, network with the audience, and had excellent messages to deliver."