The National Coffee Association is proud to partner with the International Women's Coffee Alliance and for their annual fund raising luncheon at the Annual Convention.  All are welcome to attend and a portion of the proceeds go directly to the IWCA.  For more information contact the IWCA directly at mail@womenincoffee.org or visit their website:http://womenincoffee.org/.

This year's event features Michael Gaviña of Gaviña Gourmet Coffee.  He will speak about Gaviña's environmental goals, accomplishments and best management practices including social and employee programs, product life cycle analysis, and waste reduction.

About the IWCA
Founded in 2003 by Karen Cebreros, Melissa Pugash, Colleen Crosby, Karen Gordon, Margaret Swallow and Kimberly Easson, the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) strives to create a difference in the world of coffee. With a mission 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, from its inception, has remained focused on promoting possibilities for women in coffee communities throughout the world.
The IWCA is a global network of women in coffee that advocates for the reduction of barriers for these women in coffee producing countries, by providing access to resources while creating a forum in which to connect with other women throughout the coffee chain from seed to cup. Our goal is to give women the independence by empowering them with the knowledge and monetary support that will help shift the role of women in coffee growing communities. Through International Chapter Development and funding, mentorship and training programs, and networking, the IWCA strives to acknowledge, elevate and connect women in coffee around the world. Help make a change in the lives of these women by joining together with countless women and men in the coffee industry. Join, donate or volunteer your time and expertise to the IWCA and help us in our plight to promote possibilities for women in coffee around the world.