Category: gender equity

Three Questions with IWCA Executive Director Sarada Krishnan

Plant scientist and coffee sector leader Dr. Sarada Krishnan was recently named executive director of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance. Born in India to a family that owned a...

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New Atlanta Shop Finca to Filter Pursues Equity and Inclusion from Seed to Cup

Inside a tight 8-by-8-foot coffee shop space in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood hang two large flags — a rainbow pride flag and a Black Lives Matter flag — that...

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ACE/Cup of Excellence and IWCA Sign MOUs to Boost Women in Coffee

The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) has signed memoranda of understanding with the nonprofit Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) and its sibling nonprofit organization Cup of Excellence (COE). Both...

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US Labor Dept. Awards $5 Million Grant to Address Child Labor and Gender Inequality in Ethiopia

The United States Department of Labor is awarding a $5 million cooperative agreement with the multinational Atlanta-based nonprofit CARE for a project designed to reduce child labor and improve...

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Partnership for Gender Equity Developing Gender Equity Index for the Coffee Industry

The nonprofit Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE) announced it has received $105,000 from a group of private companies to develop a “Gender Equity Index” for the coffee and cocoa...

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Join the Partnership for Gender Equity Fall Salon on Equitable Sourcing

It has been five years since the release of the Partnership for Gender Equity‘s (PGE) landmark report on gender equity in the coffee chain. This coming Wednesday, Dec. 2,...

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From Colombia, Muchacha Offers All-Women Supply Chain Coffees in the US

A new company based in Medellín, Colombia, called Muchacha is launching a line of fresh-roasted whole-bean retail coffees in the United States called Muchacha Women in Coffee. A defining...

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COVIR-20: Bean Voyage Leading Digital Training Program with Women Farmers

The socially driven nonprofit Bean Voyage is entering into new virtual territory with a program designed to empower women smallholder coffee farmers in the COVID-19 era. The group has...

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Join This Webinar on Gender Equity in the Coffee Value Chain

“Gender rests at the heart of humanity and coffee is no different; beyond the overriding notion of equity, all along the value chain from farm to cup there are growth…

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