Diversity & Inclusion

Coca-Cola Poland Propels Action on Female Empowerment

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Coca-Cola Poland is highlighting the economic potential of women with a new report published with the consultancy Deloitte. The study, titled "Women's Labour and Entrepreneurship Potential to be unlocked in Poland", explores the benefits associated with the social and economic advancement of women in the country. It has been produced as part of Coca-Cola Poland's local 5by20 initiative promoting female empowerment. Although Poland is one

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Coke's Kathy Waller and Helen Smith Price Among Black Enterprise’s 'Most Powerful Women in Business'

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Two Coca-Cola executives—Kathy Waller and Helen Smith Price—have been recognized by Black Enterprise as two of the “Most Powerful Women in Business.” Selected by the magazine’s editors, the exclusive listing includes the highest-ranking and most influential African-American female executives. As executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Coca-Cola Company, Waller leads the company’s Global Finance organization and represents the

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Meet Marc Wallace: Coca-Cola’s 5,000th Veteran Hire

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During World War II, Coca-Cola President Robert Woodruff pledged to make Coca-Cola available within arm’s reach of every soldier stationed around the world. Now, 75 years later, The Coca-Cola Company is making good on another commitment to military men and women even closer to home. In 2012 the company pledged to hire 5,000 veterans within 5 years. One year ahead of schedule, the company hired its 5,000th veteran, Marc Wallace, as an account

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Sitting In and Standing Up: Unsung Heroes of Civil Rights Movement Reflect on Soda Fountain Protests

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In July 1958, a light-skinned black woman named Carol Parks Hahn sat down at the counter of Dockum Drug Store in Wichita, Kansas. The waitress served her a Coca-Cola, only to withdraw when customers of darker complexion arrived and the server realized Parks Hahn wasn't white. But Parks Hahn and her companions were at the soda fountain for more than a Coke. They were there to protest racial discrimination. Thus began the little-known, yet first, successful

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Atlanta Tribune Profiles 16 Male African-American Execs at Coke

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In celebration of Black History Month, the February 2017 Issue of Atlanta Tribune magazine highlights 16 Coca-Cola African-American male senior executives. The article is a follow up to an article from February 2016, in which the Atlanta Tribune featured 17 Coca-Cola African-American female senior executives. “The Coca-Cola Company’s global diversity mission is to mirror the rich diversity of the markets it serves,” notes the magazine. “The world’s

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Honoring a Native Son: Coca-Cola Exhibit, Panel Pay Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Nobel Peace Prize

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ATLANTA – The Coca-Cola Company welcomed members of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inner circle to its global headquarters this week for a conversation about the civil rights leader’s enduring legacy and the role Coca-Cola played in an Atlanta dinner honoring his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. Veteran Atlanta journalist Maria Saporta moderated the panel, which included Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center and Dr. King’s youngest daughter; Xernona

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Coca-Cola’s Helen Smith Price Makes EBONY POWER 100 List

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The Coca-Cola Foundation’s President Helen Smith Price has earned a spot on EBONY magazine’s 2016 EBONY POWER 100 list, which celebrates the world’s most inspiring African-Americans. Price leads Coca-Cola’s charitable arm in funding worldwide projects focused on women’s economic empowerment, global access to water, and youth education and development. For over 70 years EBONY magazine has recognized heroes of the Black community for leading, inspiring

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Coca-Cola Again Receives Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index

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For the 11th consecutive year, The Coca-Cola Company received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s annual corporate equality index. “Celebrating diversity, inclusion and equality is not something new for The Coca-Cola Company,” said Andrew Davis, the company’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. “For years, we have proudly supported LGBT equality and inclusion in our workplace, as well as LGBT organizations and initiatives at national

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6 Questions with 3 Powerful Women: Coca-Cola Directors Share Insights With Employees

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It can be a tough climb to the top levels of business, especially for women. Which makes it even more important to learn the lessons of women who have succeeded. Three of The Coca-Cola Company’s female directors – Helene D. Gayle, Alexis M. Herman and Maria Elena Lagomasino – gathered recently for an hour-long, wide-ranging personal Q&A session with Coca-Cola employees to discuss those lessons. Coming from varied and diverse backgrounds including

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