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2013 Case Study

Photograph: From left to right, Representatives of Nebaj & Chajul co-ops, Guatemala; Lindsey Bolger of Green Mountain Coffee, USA; Mireya Jones of Jones Coffee, USA; Isabelle Sinamenyei of IWCA Burundi; Renuka Gangadhar of Coffeelab, India; , Phyllis Johnson of BD Imports, USA; Pauline Ntaconkurikira of IWCA Burundi

International Women's Coffee Alliance

The International Women’s Coffee Alliance has joined women in many regions engaged in producing coffee. Each point in the value chain is represented, women helping women. Through this global effort, the organization has found it necessary to help its members work for a voice and for rights in order that they can do business.

A Case Study on IWCA was developed especially for the Power Shift Forum as an active learning experience about the challenges facing women entrepreneurs worldwide.

Video footage from the 2013 Case Study is available. More information can be found in this blog post Coffee, Cupping, and Collective Action by Professor Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd Business School.

The Case Study was written by Saïd Business School doctoral candidate, Mary Johnstone-Louis.

Download a copy of the case study and supplementary materials