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Coke CEO Muhtar Kent Advocates for Gender Equality at Women’s Forum in France

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Deauville, France -- Empowering women and supporting gender equality is crucial on both moral and practical grounds, the chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company said this week during a keynote interview and panel at the Women’s Global Forum Meeting. In a session titled “Why I am a Feminist,” Muhtar Kent said advocating for women is not only the right thing to do but can also help companies, communities and nations grow and succeed. The 21st Century,

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Holiday Gifts that Give Back: Shop the Coca-Cola 5by20 Artisan Collection

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Giving never looked so good. This holiday season, as you look for the perfect gift for that special someone, you can also do a little good in the world with a purchase that helps empower women entrepreneurs. Each one-of-a-kind, handmade item in Coca-Cola’s 5by20 artisan collection is created by a female artisan using her creativity and resourcefulness to turn packaging (sometimes discarded as waste) into beauty. It’s better than guilt-free shopping;

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How the Coca-Cola 5by20 STAR Program is Transforming the Businesses and Lives of Women Entrepreneurs in the Philippines

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It has been two years since Carmencita Aspiras turned around her home-based business – a sari-sari store she opened to help cover her family's expenses, including her children's allowances and college tuitions. Like most sari-sari stores in the country, Aspiras ran hers for the first two years based on her own perception of how it should be managed. Completing the Coca-Cola 5by20 Sari-sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) program in

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Photos: Journalists Meet Empowered Entrepreneurs Benefiting from UN Women and Coca-Cola Programs

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Earlier this month, leading up to World Poverty Day, UN Women and Coca-Cola traveled with four U.S.-based journalists to South Africa to meet women empowered by UN Women and Coca-Cola programs. The programs, which are part of Coca-Cola’s 5by20 initiative, aim to help alleviate poverty and strengthen communities by providing women entrepreneurs with business skills training and mentorship. Through the below slideshow, the journalists—Tula Karras,

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Adelante Movement and Coca-Cola Empower Women in Miami, One Latina at a Time

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On a recent Saturday afternoon, Miami Dade College buzzed with more than 600 Latina women – from high-schoolers to mothers – who were eager to learn. The subject at hand: financial empowerment. The Adelante Movement and Coca-Cola joined forces with People en Español’s “25 Most Influential Women” platform on Sept. 17 to host Poderosas Live!, a day of empowerment and business skills training for Latina high school students, college students and women

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Giving Women a Hand Up, Not a Handout: Journalists Travel to South Africa to See Results of UN Women and Coca-Cola Programs

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On Oct. 17, 2016, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty—or World Poverty Day—will raise awareness of the need to lift almost 850 million people worldwide, including many women, out of extreme poverty. While this represents a remarkable cut by half of extreme poverty rates since 1990, one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.25 a day, the majority of them in southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. To help alleviate

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Strength in Sri Lanka: How Sulochana Segera is Empowering Women to Rebuild a Country

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Women in Management, Coca-Cola’s 5by20 partner in Sri Lanka, provides opportunities for women to gain confidence and know-how needed to help break into the business world. We talked to its founder, Sulochana Segera, about her own journey and the importance of empowering women in a culture that often leaves them hopeless. The same year that the Sri Lankan civil war ended, Sulochana Segera started bringing ailing and isolated women together in a country

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Coca-Cola Program in Spain Benefits Women Entrepreneurs, Boosts Employment Rates

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Women are valuable contributors to families and the economy in Spain, but have been hit hard by the country's high unemployment rates. Coca-Cola Spain’s "Project GIRA Women" aims to change that by helping female entrepreneurs build a better future. Since 2012, Coca-Cola has been working to boost employment in Spain through Project GIRA. Until now, the focus has been on youth – one of the groups most affected by the economic crisis – and

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My Sister Project Provides Professional Development and Training to Turkish Women

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“I discovered my inner world thanks to the My Sister Project. It turns out that there is another Hülya, and I found her. There was a world I kept in my palm, and this project helped me bring it in the open...” Hülya Türkaslan, 24, is one of the nearly 1,000 women who credit the “My Sister” project with changing the course of their lives. She became involved with the My Sister Project because she was having trouble setting herself on the right path

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Coca-Cola Makes Fortune’s ‘Change the World’ List for 5by20 Initiative

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With sustainability integrated into every aspect of its business, The Coca-Cola Company has long embraced the concept that doing good is good business. This year, Fortune magazine recognized Coca-Cola for this approach by including the company on its “Change the World” list. Coca-Cola ranked No. 11 on the list of 50 companies, earning recognition for its 5by20 program, which aims to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs

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