Starbucks shares stories of its inspirational women

L: Nande Anggun, Indonesia and R: Cecilia Valderrama Gómez, Colombia have both been supported by the Lutheran World Relief

This week, in celebration of International Women’s Day, Starbucks social channels will share portrait profiles showcasing female partners (employees) from across the Starbucks workstreams who are #stronglikecoffee. Each women shares their distinct personality and tells their stories in their own words, all in celebration of recognising and respecting our social, cultural, and leadership styles that make us better, together. 

In 2018, The Starbucks Foundation announced a goal of empowering 250,000 women and girls by 2025 in communities where coffee, tea, and cocoa is grown. Since then, the foundation has given nearly $4 million dollars to 11 programs focused on women’s leadership opportunities, economic development, access to water, sanitation, health, education and more. Programs include:

  • Malala Fund to support girls’ education through advocacy, amplifying young women’s voices and expanding the Gulmakai Network of education activists. 
  • Lutheran World Relief (in Indonesia and Colombia) to support women-led community health and hygiene programs in Indonesian coffee-producing villages and empower women in Tolima, Colombia through improved sanitation and greater economic opportunity.
  • Barefoot College to empower women workers with personal skills development and training on technical skills in honey and solar devices production and scale.
  • And many more – here’s the full list

The content can be seen on Starbucks’ Instagram, Twitter and Facebook starting March 8 and through March 14.

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