Friday, 22 April 2011 21:05
Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2011 21:05
Launched in 2005, the Women in Coffee Leadership Program was originally created as a yearlong initiative to connect women from different sectors of the coffee industry. This program was designed to develop the diverse talents of women within the industry, strengthening their leadership and technical skills so that they could become stronger and more effective leaders in their home countries and take on broader leadership roles in the global coffee community.
Today, the Women in Coffee Leadership Program continues to evolve. CQI views investments in women's leadership as a key component in developing and strengthening the specialty coffee sector as a whole, since women have consistently shown the ability to manage a community's resources well, most likely investing in education, health care, and other social programs that enhance the community.
By supporting projects that directly benefit the advancement of women in the industry, CQI is investing in those whom play a key role in producing high quality coffees, ultimately creating a sustainable future for specialty coffee.
We continually seek funding and partnerships that will allow us to carry out this work.
Interested parties, please email