The Coca-Cola Company believes in the power of women business owners and their impact on the economy and their community. Online Supplier Training is just one part of 5by20, our global initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women across our value chain by 2020.

From the farmer who produces our ingredients to the shop owner who sells our products and every women-owned business in between, the 5by20 program provides assistance and guidance to help you succeed. 

5by20 focuses on three economic enablers - business skills training, loans and financial services and peer networks and mentoring - all of which you'll learn more about in the Supplier Training modules. Stay competitive and grow your business. 

Supplier Training

Stay competitive and grow your business.

As a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE), you have a unique set of strengths that helps you stand out from other suppliers – some strengths you’re already employing, others have yet to be discovered. 

Assess your current business situation and uncover your opportunities by participating in the Supplier Training & Empowerment Program (STEP), developed by The Coca-Cola Company.  By partnering with the leading advocacy organizations, like the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), we've identified those issues most relevant to WBE's and developed our program around those specific requirements.

This interactive and informational training will provide you with key learnings and tools to help you identify and eliminate barriers, better understand and meet your customers’ needs and potentially drive your business plans for growth. In 2015, we improved the functionality of the training by moving it to our Coca-Cola University learning platform. 

Supplier Training Eligibility

If you are a woman-owned business, you are eligible to participate in STEP.

The STEP modules were designed based on input gathered from women entrepreneurs regarding the barriers and challenges of business ownership. Please note, completion of all modules is required to obtain a Supplier Training & Empowerment Certificate from The Coca-Cola Company. 

Module 1: Supply Chain Management

Module 2:  Customer Relationships

Module 3: Strategy & Funding

Module 4: Advocacy & Resources

If you require assistance, please email supplierdiversity@coca-cola.com.

If you are not a woman-owned business, but interested learning more about our supplier development program, please click here.