business strategy | October 04, 2012

"Don't Think Like Everybody Else": Manjit Minhas' Cover Story In DARPAN

"If you stop learning or growing, so will your company," says entrepreneur and business speaker Manjit Minhas. Featured as the cover story in a recent edition of DARPAN Magainze, Minhas shares the story of how she paved the way for young, minority women to become a lucrative part of the beer and spirit industry. Minhas's business vision helped launch Minhas Craft Brewery (co-created with her brother Ravinder), which has risen to become the 10th largest brewery in the world.

Named as one of the Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs in Canada, the 32-year-old mother says the secret to her success is that "[her and her brother] don't think like everybody else. We go by our gut, more than by a textbook." She teaches this business lesson, among many others, in her riveting keynote talks, empowering both men and women of all ages, in any industry, to take control of their businesses. Starting her journey as a 19-year-old student with a dream, Minhas has transformed her vision into a thriving business. Her natural talent for identifying market gaps (such as the creation of the Uptown Girl line of beers geared specifically to women wanting low carb options) and down-to-earth demeanour has allowed her to succeed in a highly competitive industry—and inspire those with similar dreams to reach their goals.