Commitment to Best Practice – Socio-Economic Growth and Empowerment of Women
»» In Abuja, “IT’S AFRICA’S TIME” learns about the 5by20 initiative, Coca-Cola’s global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020. We also learn how the women participating in the Nigerian Micro Distribution Centre business model have benefited from this engagement. “Beyond the impact on their businesses and their finances, we find that as individuals, the women become even more confident. They can contribute not only in terms of finances but in terms of decision making in their households and their communities as well. So they become more productive and more representative as members of communities,” says Clem Ugorji, Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited.