New Belgium Brewing Company
About Her Business & Career: Started 30 years ago, New Belgium Brewing Company has grown to be one of the largest breweries in the country. Its beer is now available in all 50 states, as well as Sweden, Norway, Canada, Japan, Australia and South Korea with limited availability in Lima, Peru. The brewing company was acquired by Lion Little World Beverages in 2019.
Why She Made the Worthy 100: Prior to that acquisition, the brewing company was fully employee-owned—something Kim Jordan had strived to achieve for her company. In an interview with Forbes, Jordan noted that empowering her employees was not only what she felt was right, but it also benefited the brand. Her conviction in doing right by her employees is what makes her part of this year’s Worthy 100 Entrepreneurs list.
Year Founded: 1991
Headquarters: Fort Collins, Colo.