IWCA @ World of Coffee

As the global coffee community prepares to convene at the World of Coffee event in June, the International Women’s Coffee Alliance is working to bring several opportunities to engage attendees to better understand our unique platform Connect, Empower, and Advance #WomenInCoffee. We hope you can join us at one or all of the events outlined below and learn more about partnerships, development programs, research alliances or simply help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary.

IWCA Evening Reception

Continuing our path of transformation, IWCA has created a fun, social environment for all coffee professionals to enjoy at the Rosarium Amsterdam. Enjoy a drinks reception, canapes and network while learning about the achievements and goals of the organization. This fundraising event is made possible with the generous support of Julius Meinl. Be sure to purchase your ticket in advance: https://ti.to/scaevents/social-events-2018 and visit the IWCA Facebook Invite for additional details.

IWCA Stand on The Show Floor

Connect with IWCA Chapter Manager Blanca Castro and other members from the IWCA Global BoD and Chapter Leadership on June 21-23. IWCA will be located at stand D1 inside the RAI Exhibition Centre. To schedule a meeting with an IWCA representative, please contact IWCA at info@womenincoffee.org

IWCA Chapters' Coffee Cupping

As a global network of 22 chapters, IWCA invites you to attend a special cupping session with the opportunity to taste a variety of different coffees from women producers from across the globe. Join us on Thursday, June 21 from 1-2pm at the RAI Exhibition Centre, Room 1. You will also have the opportunity to meet and network with some of the IWCA producers and chapter representatives. Please RSVP to this event on our Facebook page to help us ensure we can accommodate all attendees. 

IWCA LectureS

African Women Leadership in the Coffee Sector - Opportunities, Capabilities, & Limitations

Eva Muthuuri, a gender, coffee, and organizational development consultant based in Nairobi, Kenya will share recent work with IWCA Chapters in Africa by AFCA, African Family Health, and UTZ. She will touch on topics ranging from alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals to how regional coalition- and alliance-building shapes efforts for women to profitably engage in the international coffee trade. This lecture will take place on Thursday, June 21 at 1:30-2:30pm in Lecture Room 1 - F002.

Empowering Women at Origin: IWCA Chapter Case Studies

The IWCA's unique approach in creating a platform for #WomenInCoffee provides both a way to connect at the country and community level (IWCA chapters) and across a global network of IWCA Chapters in 22 countries and supporters across Europe, the Americas, Asia and beyond. Join us as we discuss the benefits, challenges and current strategic priorities for IWCA Global and IWCA Chapters. Learn how to support, engage and strengthen our chapters to deliver the mission of IWCA. This lecture will take place on Saturday, June 23 at the RAI Exhibition Centre from 12-1 pm (room to be announced).

Sustainability Forum

IWCA will be one of the organizations featured in the series, Meet Your Match: Case Studies on Partnership from Leading Non-Profit Organizations. Please join us at 12:00 pm Saturday, June 23 to hear about exciting work underway by IWCA Chapters, highlights from successful partnerships, and our strategic priorities going forward.