Coca-Cola’s 5by20 initiative, is a Clinton Global Initiative commitment to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the Coca-Cola value chain by 2020. By providing business skills training, financial services, networking opportunities and other resources, the initiative is breaking down barriers that fruit farmers, shopkeepers, artisans and other female entrepreneurs face.
President Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, stopped by Johannesburg’s Park Station as part of a nine-day trip across Africa on behalf of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. During a round table discussion, they spoke with local 5by20 entrepreneurs and Coca-Cola-leaders about the importance of training and other resources.
“If a huge company partners with a small business, they can both grow,” former U.S. President Bill Clinton said last week while visiting women entrepreneurs in Johannesburg, South Africa.