Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Skylight Cocktail Showcase

May 19


Join The Skylight Hospitality Mentorship Program as it hosts a cocktail showcase on Sunday, May 19, at Walter Where?House in Phoenix. This experience is the culmination of a six-week program pairing six female/non-binary bartenders with established spirits industry mentors in an effort to build their skills and confidence behind the bar.

While women make up more than half of today’s hospitality workforce, they only occupy about 30% of CEO roles in the service sector, highlighting a persistent gender disparity in leadership. The Skylight Hospitality Mentorship Program seeks to bridge this gap by providing networking, mentorship and training opportunities that enhance inclusivity and help level the playing field for female and nonbinary bar and restaurant staff.

While the spirits sector boasts a diverse workforce, the reality remains stark: despite the high prevalence of women working as bartenders, they continue to face unequal pay and underrepresentation in higher-paying and higher-profile positions compared to males with similar skill sets. Entrenched biases among employers and consumers further contribute to this disparity, making it harder for female and nonbinary bartenders to secure training, promotions, equal pay and recognition.

By pairing promising bartenders with seasoned industry professionals, the Skylight program does more than just enhance skill development – it also creates a supportive network within the industry that enables mentees to navigate and overcome barriers in their career paths. The program also takes time to celebrate the achievements of its participants through their Finale Cocktail Showcase while encouraging impactful change industry-wide.

General admission is $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit give.anotherroundanotherrally.org.


Walter Where?House
702 N 21st Ave
Phoenix, AZ
+ Google Map