The International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA) leads women's empowerment in the international coffee industry by supporting and growing a network of self-organized, self-governing, women-led chapters across the globe.

Each chapter develops and implements strategic initiatives to address their unique needs and challenges. As of 2017, IWCA has grown to include a network of 22 chapters, and in so doing, has created a powerful presence across the industry and globe.


Our Mission

Our 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.



In 2003, women from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and the US came together to focus on their shared interest: improve all aspects of the coffee industry by empowering and connecting women. With their vision, and the support of our founding partners, IWCA was born.