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  • Greetings
  • Our MIssion
  • Why our mission??
  • It started with a breakfast in Boston 10 year ago
  • Creating awareness
  • What we do
  • Going global
  • How much coffee do we represent now of the worldwide coffee production
  • Our relationship with ITC – development of chapters
  • What is the future of IWCA
  • First ask: $$ for workshops
  • Second ask : develop project with ICO to research statistics of women in coffee and to promote support for the local chapters
  • Third ask: $$ for an Executive Director and staff to assist the chapters


  • 1. Annual General Meeting 2013International Trade CenterGeneva, SwitzerlandGrace M. Mena
  • 2. Colleen CrosbyKaren CebrerosKaren GordonKimberly EassonMargaret SwallowMelissa Pugash
  • 3. To empower women in the international coffeecommunity to achieve meaningful and sustainablelives; and to encourage and recognize theparticipation of women in all aspects of the coffeeindustry.”
  • 4.  womens sense of self-worth; their right to have access to opportunities and resources; their right to have and to determine choices; their right to have the power to control their own lives, and their ability toinfluence the direction of social change.
  • 5. IWCASCAA 25th Annual ExpoApril 13th- 7:30 amBoston Convention CtrDebra Gittler - Keynote
  • 6. Grace HightowerKeynote SpeakerFriday, March 22ndPalace HotelSan Francisco, California
  • 7. •Costa Rica 2009•El Salvador 2011•Guatemala 2013•Colombia 2015
  • 8. Costa Rica2005El SalvadorGuatemala2008Nicaragua2009Colombia2010
  • 9. 2009Dominican RepublicBurundiKenyaBrazilUgandaIndiaPhilippinesHonduras20132012
  • 10. “If we can get someone to put us together we can dosomething for ourselves…”
  • 11. Rwanda Ethiopia EcuadorDemocratic Republic of CongoJapanTanzania MexicoPapua New Guinea
  • 12. Thank You