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International Women’s Day: Helping women in Dundee become entrepreneurs

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In 2016, Coca-Cola’s global 5by20 initiative set up shop in Dundee, Scotland. The programme works with local charity Showcase the Street to help women entrepreneurs in the area set up their own catering businesses. Globally, Coca-Cola’s 5by20 aims to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020, by providing access to training, financial services and connections. The custom-built Coke Café in Dundee is the perfect location for local women to meet

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International Women's Day: How Coca-Cola is Helping to Empower 5 Million Women Worldwide

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Coca-Cola’s 5by20 initiative is a global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of five million female entrepreneurs by 2020, by providing support through training, financial services and connections. The theme for this year’s International Women's Day (Wednesday 8 March) is #BeBoldForChange, calling on people to help create a more gender equal world. It’s all about celebrating the achievements of women, whether social, economic, cultural

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Muhtar Kent: Why I am a feminist

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In a recent op-ed, Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, explained why fostering gender equality is the right thing to do. Not just for economic and social progress around the world, but also for business. When asked, as he often is, why he is a feminist, Muhtar responded: “My answer is two-fold. On the one hand, working to foster gender equality is the right thing to do. As a more practical matter, it is also good for business

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Valentine’s Inspiration: from artisan flowers to his & hers fashion

Why not serve up a Valentine’s Day gift with an authentic Coca-Cola sparkle? If you’re umming and ahhing as 14 February approaches, take a look at our picks from the range of Coca-Cola official merchandise. Perfect, whether your partner is Coca-Cola crazy or just appreciates quirky, thoughtful gifts. The last floral gesture you’ll ever have to make   Giving flowers to your love is an age-old tradition. Giving them a handmade flower beautifully

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2016 Year in Review: A journey through #CokeJourney

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It's been another incredible year at Coca-Cola, from celebrating our 130th anniversary to launching several new drinks, and meeting global sustainability targets like water replenishment. Here are just a few of our favourite #CokeJourney stories and videos from 2016.  Our 130th anniversary We celebrated an important milestone this year – Coca-Cola’s 130th anniversary! Back in 1886, while the Statue of Liberty was still being built, the first

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‘I’m excited about the future!’: Dundee entrepreneur explains how Coca-Cola's 5by20 initiative has helped her get set up in business

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In 2010, Coca-Cola launched its global 5by20 initiative to help enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the business by 2020. Six years later, the initiative made it to Dundee in Scotland. Trish MacGloane is one of the women entrepreneurs from the local area on the 5by20 business course, here's what she thinks... Why I took part in 5by20 I heard about 5by20 after networking with other small business startups here in

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‘My advice? Go for it!’: Meet an entrepreneur from Coca-Cola's 5by20 initiative in Dundee

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In 2010, Coca-Cola launched its global 5by20 initiative. In 2016, the programme made it to Scotland, where Dundee local Mandy Martin took part. We spoke to Mandy about the challenges of entrepreneurism, the 5by20 course and her advice for aspiring women entrepreneurs... Why I took part in 5by20 I heard about the 5by20 initiative in Dundee when I was meeting with a friend looking at an office space. The course leader, Agate, was there to have a meeting

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‘Sometimes the biggest challenge for women is confidence’: Coca-Cola's 5by20 course leader shares her insights

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In 2010, Coca-Cola launched 5by20, a global initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company's value chain by 2020. In 2016, the initiative made it to Dundee in Scotland, where Agate Kasmina is leading a course in catering and business for local women. We spoke to her about the course and why the world needs 5by20. The 5by20 initiative The 5by20 initiative in Dundee is all about providing women who

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Christmas gifts that give back: Shop the Coca-Cola 5by20 artisan collection

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Giving never looked so good. This Christmas, as you look for the perfect gift for that special someone, you can also do a little good in the world with a purchase that helps empower women entrepreneurs. Each one-of-a-kind, handmade item in our 5by20 artisan collection is created by a female artisan using her creativity and resourcefulness to turn packaging (sometimes discarded as waste) into beauty. It’s better than guilt-free shopping; it’s do-good

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Recipe for success: Coke Café opens in Dundee offering catering and business classes as part of global 5by20 programme to empower women

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For the first time, Coca-Cola’s global 5by20 programme, which aims to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020, launches in Dundee, Scotland. Find out how women in the region are learning valuable catering and business skills from weekly classes at a custom-built Coke Café. A state-of-the-art kitchen, brand new classroom facilities and a room full of bright, young hopefuls. That’s what you can expect to find at the Coke Café in Dundee, where

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