The last time The Savoy Hotel in London hired a woman as a senior bartender, Coca-Cola still hadn’t yet removed cocaine from its formula, Coney Island had just opened, and the Ford Model A was just coming off its first production line. So, it definitely was a historic moment when the American Bar at The Savoy hired 24-year-old Philippa “Pippa” Guy last year. Guy is a rising star in the sometimes insular cocktail world, and The American Bar was named The World’s Best Bar at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail.
Most of the industry’s job losses came from general merchandise stores, which shed 161,000 female employees while adding nearly 88,000 male workers from October 2016 to October 2017, the most recent BLS data available. Meanwhile car dealers, home improvement stores and furniture retailers all saw job gains in that period, with higher gains among men. Hartmann said you’re more likely to see men working in these stores than women, and same goes for those departments within larger general merchandise stores like Walmart.