The International Women in Coffee Alliance Australia (IWCAA) will hold its Annual General Meeting on 11 November for members of the Chapter to recap and reflect on the actions taken throughout the year, share highlights of local and global events, and announce a new board.
“I encourage all members to attend our AGM. This is a pivotal moment in history to have your say as an individual, business and corporate community where you can articulate your opinions and ideas from an informed perspective with total freedom of expression,” says Gina Di Brita, President of IWCA Australia.
“IWCAA was founded by the members, and when everyone comes together to support the rights of women, girls and the marginalised, we can do so much.”
The IWCAA is part of a global network of self-driven and self-governing chapters focused on achieving sustainable livelihoods in their communities.
To date, the network is represented by independent organisations called IWCA Chapters in 28 countries, united by the shared mission “to empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognise the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry”.
The Australian Chapter was established in 2017 with the focus for women and men to establish a meeting point to network locally and globally, share experiences and common goals, while developing their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. One of the goals is to make sustainable interventions for gender equality easier to implement and to hold the coffee sector accountable.
“IWCA Australia has been a driving force in gathering and keeping women and men connected to elevate and encourage one another by offering a space for sharing knowledge and stories of loss, anxiety, frustration, but also hope,” says Gina.
To attend the IWCA’s AGM email email@example.com or for more information, visit iwcaaustralia.org.