By Francine Cohen on 7/20/2012
The tag line on the outdoor ads for the new Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis movie "Campaign" is "May the best loser win." An unkind assessment of the characters' character perhaps, but what’s really interesting is that it begs the question, ‘Can’t a loser also be a winner?’
Answered through the lens of the compelling national all-female speed bartending competition known as Speed Rack the answer is a resounding "Yes!"
Though not intending to take anything away from the very first reigning champ of the bar, the one who proudly wears the mantle of first-ever Miss Speed Rack (also fondly known as Yael Vengroff), the “winner” title is easily bestowed on all of the women who entered this event across the country. At least that’s how Speed Rack founders Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero see it.
For Marrero and Mix this competition they created is an opportunity for competitors to build their exposure and hone their skills while networking with likeminded colleagues. Marrero notes, “Speed Rack is a career launcher.”
Mix concurs adding, “It’s about connections. Speed Rack is great [for these women] because one thing that we can provide is instant connections. All of the sudden this network is built.”