Creating an inclusive workplace is everyone’s job. That’s why Martin Voke, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary for Bacardi North America, is raising awareness of women in leadership topics and has launched programs that engage male leaders in the diversity conversation. For his efforts, Martin was honored with a “Fostering Diversity and Inclusion Award” presented by Judicial Events, an organization that brings together leaders of the legal community. Martin received the award during the third annual CEO and General Counsel Gala held in Miami.
In Partnership with PUNCH, the 2019 Conference Aims to Honor Female Industry Leaders, Inspire Positive Change and Provide Impactful Tools for the Hospitality Industry & Beyond
CORAL GABLES, Fla., March 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Bacardi Women In Leadership, in partnership with PUNCH, is pleased to present the second annual Spirit Forward Women Empowerment Series, dedicated to championing the outstanding individuals that make up the hospitality community, and elevating them to their highest potential.
Family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, and Lonely Whale, the award-winning non-profit dedicated to bringing forward courageous ideas that positively impact the health of our ocean, are working together to help rid the environment of single-use plastic. Since June 2018, the two organizations have asked individuals and venues to sign up to ensure #TheFutureDoesntSuck by pledging to eliminate single-use plastic straws.
Bacardi sustainability efforts continue to draw attention, this time in China. DRiNK Magazine, Asia’s leading bar industry website, awarded the campaign the first ever Sustainability Award presented at The DRiNK Magazine Bar Awards (DMBA). A panel of 160 judges selected Bacardi as a leader in adopting a sustainable culture as part of day-to-day operations. Earlier this year, Bacardi launched its global movement, in collaboration with Lonely Whale, to eliminate single-use plastic straws in Shanghai with a media event co-hosted with Cachet Hospitably Group.
The Bacardi Women in Leadership initiative brought fashion to life during a cocktail event for a great cause. The team hosted an “Evening of Art & Fashion” to serve as the official kick-off celebration for the 25th anniversary of Dress for Success Miami, which provides a network of support, professional attire and development tools, to help women thrive in work and in life. The celebration included an exclusive fashion show featuring a Rene by RR collection, from famed Cuban fashion designer Rene Ruiz.
We all are used to them since our childhood, we see them every day when we visit a restaurant, bar or buy juice drinks at a grocery store: Plastic straws. Despite being small, they are one of the major contributors to plastic pollution on land and in the sea.