5by20 is The Coca-Cola Company’s program to help 5 million female entrepreneurs —from fruit farmers and artisans to recyclers and retailers —become part of our value chain by 2020. Over 3.2 million women in 92 countries have started businesses as part of our 5by20 program. Women invest much of their income into their local economies. When we help women, we help communities.
There is overwhelming evidence that achieving equality and empowerment for women has broad ripple effects that are good for society. As pillars of their communities, women invest a sizable portion of the income they earn on the health and education of their children and in their local economies, creating a tremendous economic impact.
Assistance we provide
We are working to empower women small business owners throughout our supply chain. We address the most common barriers women face when trying to succeed in the marketplace. That includes offering women access to business skills training courses, financial services and connections with peers or mentors --along with the confidence that comes with building a successful business.
Achieving our women’s empowerment vision depends on building scalable models and powerful partnerships. We take great care in collaborating with our partners to build great local programs and scale the most successful ones. We believe this customized approach is the best way to ensure lasting empowerment.
To learn more about 5by20and our work to empower women, visit Womens Empowerment.