PMMI Podcast

Episode #136 - Empowering Women in Packaging and Processing: A Conversation with Manjit Minhas

Guest: Manjit Minhas, Co-Founder and CEO of Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Winery

On a special Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership episode of unPACKed with PMMI, CPG Next Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Neil has the privilege of sitting down with the Baroness of Brewing Manjit Minhas. Minhas is a powerhouse entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and even a dragon on the hit Canadian TV show Dragons' Den. In their candid conversation, Neil delves into Minhas’s journey, from building a thriving business empire to navigating the intricacies of work-life integration. Minhas shares invaluable insights on negotiation, overcoming imposter syndrome, and finding the courage to take risks. But that's just the beginning. Neil also explores Minhas’s passion for STEM education, giving back to the community and reveals her secret to getting 1% smarter every day.


Manjit Minhas

Manjit Minhas
Manjit Minhas

Manjit Minhas is an award-winning, born and raised Calgarian, engineering student turned beer baroness entrepreneur who founded Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries at the ripe age of 19 years old with her brother, Ravinder Minhas, who has grown the company to the 10th largest brewery in North America. Selling over 8 billion pints of world class beer and had revenues of $270Million last year!

She is the host of a Top 10 Apple Podcast (The Manjit Minhas Podcast) where she interviews top business leaders and CEO to gain insight and to hear how you can too walk the path of success. She is an accomplished public speaker and mentor. Minhas is widely recognized for her role as the straight-talking tough Dragon investor with flair on the multi award winning CBC show, Dragons’ Den for the last 8 years/season.

Manjit’s leadership has been recognized numerous times including Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Alberta Centennial Medallion, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Chatelaine Magazine’s Top Entrepreneur Woman of The Year and Forbes and PROFIT Magazines Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs in Canada.

Manjit sits on numerous public, private and charitable boards and is actively involved in her community to support Canadian entrepreneurs and women’s initiatives. Manjit lives in Calgary with her husband and two young daughters.