“My experience might be a little different from other bartenders because working with the cultural differences and the language are even harder than being a female. Simone Mims took care of me when I started in the industry and now still does. She told me don’t be scared to fail and forced me to go meet people, attending events and competitions. Not just for myself but also for women to be seen, which I’ve never thought of. There are many other female bartenders I’ve met who have been really generous. Maybe they have been through the same difficulties so they want to help other new female bartenders. I believe there will be more female bartenders soon because of these amazing women as role models.”

— Cindy Liu, Cold Drinks, ComstockSan Francisco Chronicle (05.31.18)