Women in Manufacturing series: Women discuss the most rewarding parts of their jobs

It’s no secret that the beer and beverage industry long has been dominated by males. That’s slowly – but steadily – changing.

Molson Coors is on a journey to create a more inclusive, diverse and representative workforce, including among our manufacturing and operations functions across our American business. That includes bringing more women into our breweries.

As part of that initiative, the company has expanded its partnership with Women in Manufacturing (WiM), a national trade association dedicated to providing year-round support to women in the manufacturing industry.

Through Molson Coors’ partnership with WiM, seven women will participate in the Empowering Women Production program, which is designed to support the professional development of production floor employees.

Today, the company counts more women in its breweries than in any time in its history. In honor of that progress, we’re spotlighting some of these women, each of whom plays a critical role in the company’s success.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

AmberAmber Sustar, Process Lead – Milwaukee Brewery

The most rewarding part of my job is solving problems and celebrating that success with my team. I love taking an issue and working with the team to come up with potential solutions. When you are able to develop those ideas, implement them and watch the performance of the line increase because of your work, it is very satisfying. 


TinaTina Gustafson, Maintenance Senior Specialist – Golden Brewery

Every day when I walk out of work I can say, "We made a difference.” It’s rewarding to know we helped get beer to packaging and ensure more drinkers are able to enjoy our products. Our brewing maintenance team is impressive. We do a lot with a few people. It is rewarding to me to work with people who have the same passion as I do. I love my work.


MaryMary Groah, Quality Technologist – Shenandoah Brewery

The most rewarding part of my job is when I get to share knowledge that I have learned through obtaining my diploma in brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling with my fellow teammates.