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Miss Universe Contestants Wear Upcycled Coca-Cola 5by20 Necklaces

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Beautifully handcrafted neckpieces by the artisan women of Manila made from upcycled Coca-Cola pull tabs took center stage during one of the preliminary events for the 65th Miss Universe Pageant. The artisans presented each contestant with her very own neckpiece during a sunset cruise around Manila Bay and a dinner at the Pico de Loro Cove at Hamilo Coast in Batangas. Beyond the glitz and glamour surrounding the prestigious Miss Universe event is

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16 Coca-Cola Stories That Made Headlines in 2016

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From a bold new marketing strategy for the Coca-Cola Trademark, to investments in emerging beverage categories, to major sustainability milestones, The Coca-Cola Company made more than a few headlines this year. Before we officially turn the page to 2017, here's a look back at 16 noteworthy Coke stories from 2016: 'One Brand' Marketing Strategy, Global Ad Campaign Unite Coke Trademark Marking a significant shift in its marketing strategy, Coca-Cola

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Women of Detroit Unite For Economic Empowerment

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There is power in partnership, and a recent 5by20 Women’s Entrepreneur Training session in Detroit showed that when people and organizations come together to do good, lives can change.  Coca-Cola, White Castle, Impact Odyssey and the City of Detroit teamed up to provide aspiring and existing women business owners with the tools they need to launch their business ideas and effectively manage their current ones. “Since 1929, White Castle

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Muhtar Kent: Why I Am a Feminist

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As I prepared to take part in the Women’s Forum Global Meeting last week in Deauville, France, I asked myself a question I’m often asked by others: Why am I a feminist? My answer is two-fold. On the one hand, working to foster gender equality is the right thing to do. As a more practical matter, it is also good for business and for economic and social progress around the world. I’ve always believed women should have every opportunity to learn, grow

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This Entrepreneur Has a Lesson for All of Us About Career Growth

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Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on The Muse and is being republished here with permission. Hard work. Determination. A willingness to take feedback. A desire to keep learning and improving. These are career-boosting traits we talk about all the time at The Muse. And sometimes, we’re lucky enough to see them in action. Last month, I visited Soweto, a township in Johannesburg, South Africa, and met women who had started businesses in their

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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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