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Women in Manufacturing
May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| $30
In an interactive conversation facilitated by Janet Lees, SFMade’s Chief Program Officer, we will hear how Cathy Bailey, owner of Heath Ceramics, Lauren Crabbe, owner of Andytown Coffee Roasters, Miranda Jones, owner of Galanter & Jones, and Alana Rivera, owner of Etta and Billie, have developed and grown their manufacturing businesses.
Come learn about:
- Running a production facility
- Building and maintaining brand recognition
- Creating a company culture
- Finding and keeping employees
- Maintaining innovation and creativity
- Key lessons learned
Catherine Bailey, Heath Ceramics
Catherine is co-owner of Heath Ceramics, the iconic tableware and tile company founded by Edith and Brian Heath in 1948. She is responsible for steering the brand and oversees product strategy and design, company image and communications. Together with co-owner and husband Robin Petravic, she re-founded Heath in 2003 and transformed it into a purveyor of handcrafted goods and a community of artists and skilled artisans.
Lauren Crabbe, Andytown Coffee Roasters
After working as a barista through high school and college, Lauren co-founded Andytown Coffee Roasters in 2014 in the Outer Sunset. Andytown currently employs 49 people over 5 locations— four public-facing coffee shops and one private office cafe. All pastry, baking and coffee roasting is done in-house. Andytown also wholesales coffee beans to a variety of offices, restaurants, and grocery stores.
Miranda Jones, Galanter & Jones
Miranda Jones is the co-founder of Galanter & Jones, a design-build firm that she runs with her brother in San Francisco. Galanter & Jones is known for their line of heated outdoor furniture. Previously, she was the style editor at Sunset magazine.
Alana Rivera, Etta and Billie
Alana discovered her creativity and found her calling when she received a book on soapmaking in 2006, and from that point on, everything changed. She left her job in corporate America and started her entrepreneurial journey. Alana founded Etta + Billie, an artisanal bath + body company, in 2009. She combines highly effective natural ingredients to create products that are inspired by her love of farm to table food culture.
Sponsored by Bank of the West.