In honor of Women’s History Month this March, we are featuring some of the women who make up Virtue Cider. These women work in production, commercial, and farming operations; all are a part of every glass of Virtue Cider. Take a moment to learn a bit about what they all do, and if you see any of them at Virtue, please say hello! Here is Sara Miller, our marketing coordinator.
Sara Miller, Marketing Coordinator
How long have you been at Virtue Cider and what is your role?
I’ve been at Virtue for two years, full time for about a year and a half.
What is your background?
My educational background is in Psychology and natural sciences. Before coming to Virtue, I worked on the therapy team for a nonprofit in Chicago that worked with kids with trauma. One of my favorite projects was an urban agriculture/therapy garden expansion I helped design. Kids will eat a surprising amount of raw kale if they grow it themselves! I learned almost everything I know about running a successful event from my work running events on my roller derby league. It’s thanks to those connections and experience I gained that I ended up at Virtue!
What do you like about working at Virtue Cider?
I realize when I explain what I do for work, I’m basically describing my dream job: I get to give amazing cider to inspirational nonprofits, collaborate with super cool companies to make things like cider marshmallows, pet sheep, play with flowers, throw fun parties, etc. Virtue’s commitment to sustainability and sourcing local ingredients is something I value greatly, so it’s easy to work for a company you believe in and that offers and values my creative contributions.
About being a woman in your industry:
I knew that the transition from the female-dominated field of social work to the majority male alcohol industry would be a big change. The women in this field have had to fight extra hard to be heard and won’t hesitate to give each other a boost or back each other up when they need it.
What’s your favorite cider?
ASMR videos are fun as hell. I have two cats named Kaboom and Whizz, as well as a dog (my son), Bentley. I curate and sing songs to all of my pets.
Stay tuned for our next installment of Women of Virtue! International Women’s Day is March 8.