NCA & IWCA 2016 Luncheon
12:30 PM12:30

NCA & IWCA 2016 Luncheon





are pleased to invite you to

IWCA's 2016 Luncheon

featuring a presentation by

Henriette Kolb

Head of the Gender Secretariat at the IFC


Leadership in a Changing World

Friday, March 18th from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Hotel del Coronado

San Diego, California

$125 per person*

*The net proceeds will go to IWCA

All are welcome including non-NCA convention registrants !

Henriette Kolb is the Head of the Gender Secretariat at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. She serves as an advocate for gender equality issues in the private sector and leads a team that works with IFC’s clients to include both women and men as entrepreneurs, employees, consumers, community stakeholders and leaders. Before joining IFC in September 2013, she was the CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, where she remains involved as a senior advisor. Henriette also serves as a member of Secretary Hillary Clinton's International Council on Women's Business Leadership. Henriette graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and received her MA from Freiburg University, Germany. She is a Bucerius and Hertie summer school alumna and a
frequent contributor to blogs hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, Huffington Post, and Business Fights Poverty.


Founded in 2003 as a nonprofit organization, IWCA's mission is, "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.” For more information about the IWCA, please visit


Space is limited, so purchase your IWCA Luncheon today. For questions and reservations, please visit or contact Thrisha Andrews at or (212) 766-4007. Thank you.

View Event →
Coffee & Trade Beyond Barriers: Bi-Annual IWCA International Convention, Colombia
to Oct 16

Coffee & Trade Beyond Barriers: Bi-Annual IWCA International Convention, Colombia

The International Women’s Coffee Alliance’s organizing committee, together with the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombian (FNC) is proud to present IWCA’s 4th convention:  Coffee & Trade Beyond Barriers.  This educational and networking forum will take place in Bogota, Colombia October 15 – 16, 2015 during ExpoEspeciales Café de Colombia, Colombia’s International Specialty Coffee fair.  The convention will attract members of the international coffee sector including producers, millers, exporters, importers, roasters and baristas.  Together with industry analysts and IWCA chapter members from around the globe, we’ll explore a wide spectrum of timely subjects that impact the men, women and families involved in the seed to cup continuum.  Join us as we make a positive impact on the future of the global coffee sector by empowering and promoting the possibilities for women.

Interested in sponsoring an upcoming event? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities >

View Event →
to Apr 12

SCAA Breakfast - Inspiring Change: Make It Happen

  • Washington State Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Specialty Coffee Association of America convention, the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) will host Inspiring Change: Make it Happen, a breakfast event that will recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the work and achievements of women in all aspects of the supply chain within the coffee industry.

Inspiring Change: Make it Happen breakfast will provide funding support to the 600,000+ women represented by IWCA.  Proceeds from the event will benefit programs and projects of our 17 chapters worldwide via our four Pillars of Success that we adopted in order to focus funding and programmatic efforts.  The Pillars of Success model provides the most impact for female participants in the coffee supply chain and also enables women in coffee to positively influence their families, communities, and even countries.  

Click HERE to register to attend the Breakfast

If you or your company would like to consider a Sponsorship Opportunity for the Inspiring Change: Make it Happen Breakfast, there are many options here or you can contact Farah at for additional details.

View Event →
3:15 PM15:15

ITC B2B Program at SCAA Event in Seattle April 2015

The International Trade Centre (ITC) in collaboration with the International Women in Coffee Alliance (IWCA) and the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) invites your participation in the jointly organized Business-to-Business Match Making Service to be held during the SCAA Conference, April 9-12, 2015 in Seattle, WA. This service is designed to facilitate business introductions and the establishment of new links and relationships between buyers, global coffee industry representatives and farmer group representatives, traders and exporters selected from IWCA global chapter members and ITC 'Women in Coffee' project beneficiaries from East Africa.

For more information, click HERE!

Click HERE to download and complete a Buyer Profile Form!

View Event →
to Sep 17

Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum 2014

The Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum 2014 (WVEF 2014) will take place September 16-17 in Kigali Rwanda in parallel with ITC's World Export Development Forum (WEDF). This year the event will feature two sectors; coffee and services.

We invite you to nominate businesswomen in your networks to apply to participate by completing a Women Vendor Application Form, and indicating that they are affiliated with your organization. The deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to July 31, 2014.

For more information, visit International Trade Centre's website

View Event →
12:15 PM12:15

Annual Luncheon at NCA Convention

National Coffee Association and IWCA present the IWCA Luncheon with guest speaker Linda Butler, Coffee Sustainability Manager at Nestlé S.A. Linda has more than 30 years of working experience in the coffee sector. Currently, she plays an important role as a core member of The Nescafé Plan, a global initiative that supports responsible farming, production and consumption. 

The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

Tickets are $125 per person. All men and women are invited (including those who have not registered for NCA's convention). To order individual tickets or reserve an entire table (seating for ten), click here.

View Event →