The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) Australia is coming together online to celebrate International Coffee Day on 1 October, 5:30pm AEST time.
This session provides members and non-members a chance to share and reflect on their coffee journeys, how it has been shaped by COVID-19, and their thoughts on the future of the industry as we move past the pandemic.
“The sacrifices made by many people in the past two years to combat COVID-19 have taken a mental toll and, in some cases, resulted in the loss of everything, not only within our national coffee industry, but globally across the entire value chain,” says Gina Di Brita, Founder and President of IWCA Australia.
Discussions will include personal accounts of Brazil’s recent frost damage, including from Lais Peixoto Costa Faleiros, a chapter member from IWCA Brazil and other special guest farmers. Lais will shed light on how the extreme weather patterns have affected farmers, their livelihoods, and the rest of the world.
“IWCA Australia believes that this is a timely event to actively ensure that the people we serve in our coffee community are recognised, acknowledged, thanked, and supported, to increase respect for everyone, and to broaden participation by all who are involved in the process and fulfilment of coffee,” says Gina.
The interconnectedness of this global community from seed to cup is a testimony of how our platform celebrates the diversity of women in the industry, says the IWCA Australia.
Through ongoing events like these, the alliance aims to connect with more individuals, empowering voices, perspectives, and a better understanding of each other.
The event will start on 1 October, 5:30pm AEST.
To attend the event, email IWCA for the googlemeets link at email@example.com or for more information visit iwcaaustralia.org.