To empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry.
The IWCA is a global peer network of women in coffee that ADVOCATES for women from seed to cup and PROVIDE access to resources and a forum for connection.
More than 500 MILLION PEOPLE are dependent on coffee FOR THEIR LIVELIHOODS, and of that number, 25 million are coffee farmers who typically live and work in substandard conditions and receive only a small percentage of the actual price that the coffee is sold to the consumer. Women, who represent a good majority of coffee farmers, face additional challenges.
IWCA’s strategy of “Success through Localization” is based upon the formation of chapters in both coffee producing and consuming countries. These chapters form independent organizations following the laws of their own countries. Learn more about our 16 chapters >
Each year IWCA hosts annual events to raise awareness and funds for women in coffee. The IWCA story and accomplishments are then told through major media outlets.
Learn more about recent events and IWCA news >
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There are three opportunities to support the IWCA in developing a sustainable global coffee community. You can become a volunteer, a member, or a sponsor of the IWCA and begin making a difference today. Learn more about the opportunities to get involved >