Grant Honors Ingrid
Saunders Jones’ 31 Years of Service to The
May 2, 2013 -- The
Muhtar Kent, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, The
“Ingrid has always had a passion for serving others, lifting them up, and making a positive difference,” said Kent. “At the same time, Ingrid has a special affection and passion for helping women, economically disadvantaged individuals, and people from an African-American background.
“We could think of no better way
to honor her
NCNW was founded by Mary McLeod Bethune in 1935 as an umbrella organization to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent through research, advocacy, and national and community-based services and programs dedicated to health, education, and economic empowerment. Under the leadership of Dorothy I. Height, who led NCNW for more than four decades, NCNW grew to reach nearly four million women annually.
Empowering women to thrive in business is a global commitment for The Coca-Cola Company, which in 2010 announced its 5by20 initiative to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs by the year 2020. The Company also developed the Global Women’s Initiative, an internal/external program, led by Kent to advance women to leadership positions within the company and throughout its external value chain.
Since its inception, The
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