New programs from TheWomen worldwide face shared barriers to success in the marketplace and benefit from programs advancing financial literacy, job training, entrepreneurship development and economic self-sufficiency, proving the fundamentals of women’s economic empowerment are universal.
Coca-Cola Company and The Coca-Cola Foundation equip women with business skills, including 5by20 initiatives with a focus on entrepreneurs in the value chain.
However, the scope and execution of these programs vary widely based on geography. No one knows this better than The
With each country expansion for 5by20,
With a vast majority of programs in developing countries to date, the company expanded their programs available in the United States in December 2014. More than $2 million in grants from The
The Adelante Movement, founded by Nely Galan and
Other U.S. organizations The
- The Center for Black Women’s Wellness, located in Coke's hometown of Atlanta, Ga., along with the Hispanic Women’s Corporation’s Professional Development and Leadership Institute, have received grants to teach entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy and economic independence.
Coca-ColaCompany and The Coca-ColaFoundation invested in a $1 million partnership with the National Urban League, SER – Jobs for Progress National, Inc. and Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, resulting in a relationship that will provide financial, business and job skills to women in ten U.S. markets.
Coca-ColaCompany has also given financial support for women’s empowerment initiatives to Girls Inc., National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, National Association of Black Elected Legislative Women, League of United Latin American Women’s Conference, Latin American Association, and Mexican-American Opportunity Foundation Women’s Forum.
With each country expansion, the company continues to prove that the fundamentals of the programs helping a Ugandan neighborhood, a sewing school giving tailoring skills to women in India, or women in the United States explore financial literacy are universal. However, the programs helping these women succeed as pillars in their communities, creating a tremendous economic impact are unique, just like they are.