Coca-Cola and UN Women Create Partnership to Empower Women

Coca-Cola South Africa and UN Women partner to economically empower women. 

Coca-Cola South Africa and UN Women yesterday announced a newly launched program to promote the advancement and economic empowerment of women.

This new program in South Africa is part of The Coca-Cola Company’s global 5by20 initiative, which aims to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020. Specifically, that means the small businesses the company works with in over 200 countries around the world. From fruit farmers to artisans, this initiative aims to help women overcome the barriers they face to business success.

The collaboration aims to identify and address barriers facing women entrepreneurs and provide women with business skills, leadership training, mentoring, peer networking skills and access to financial assets. This new program is part of a broader partnership announced by The Coca-Cola Company and UN Women in 2011. The two organizations have pledged to reach more than 40,000 women in South Africa, Egypt and Brazil by the end of 2015.

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