#EmbraceEquity for the Hidden Workforce in Coffee and Cocoa
As we close out Women’s Month, we continue to celebrate organizations who #EmbraceEquity in their coffee and cocoa sustainability efforts. On Wednesday, March 29th, you can hear directly from #genderequity champions on their vision, efforts, and process to date. Everyone has a role to play, and we encourage you to explore and understand yours.
- Understand the scope and impact of the gender gap in coffee production, including its effects on sustainability goals
- Explore best practices and innovative approaches to designing, implementing, and evaluating sustainable training programs that support women’s participation in the coffee industry, including the Gender Equity Index and the ‘Better Together’ approach
- Learn from the experiences of industry leaders and understand how their initiatives are making a difference in empowering women in coffee.
- Discover how you can contribute to building a more equitable and sustainable future for the coffee and cocoa industries, whether as an industry professional, a sustainability advocate, or human being.
Senior Coffee and Tea buyer/ Innovation
Kelly Amoroso is the Senior Coffee and Tea buyer/ Innovation for Allegro Coffee, a company that is know for its leadership role in sustainability for more than 25 years. Allegro invests in partnerships that are contributing to gender equity and women's empowerment. Kelly and Allegro Coffee are among the original partners who invested in, and supported the development of the Gender Equity Index.
Head of Central America Region
Hanns R Neuman Foundation
Pablo Ruiz is Executive Director of the Hanns R. Neumann Foundation for Central America (HRNS), a non-profit German foundation whose objective is to improve the social situation of people in tropical countries (especially that of crop producers such as coffee). HRNS currently implements actions in Guatemala and Honduras addressing more than 8,600 coffee-growing families including more than 3,700 women-headed households, more than 80 coffee-growing family organizations in 7 projects. His teams have recently participated in Equal Origins' Better Together Workshop Series which leverages the Gender Equity Index to understand and improve performance on service provision.
Kate Cavallin is the General Manager of Cacao Latitudes, the specialty cocoa arm of ECOM Agroindustrial. She has extensive experience working in Latin America supporting farmer organizations on their quality improvement and sustainability programs. She is also responsible for partnership development and has been spearheading collaborative innovation in the specialty cocoa sector. Kate recently sponsored three cocoa organizations to participate in Equal Origins' Virtual Learning Journey for Producer Organizations, and has been an important advocate for gender equity and the Gender Equity Index.
Michael Anthony Montalvo Tineo
CAC Prosperidad de Chirinos
Michael Anthony Montalván Tineo is the General Manager of the Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Prosperidad de Chirinos. He has 9 years of experience working with organizations of small coffee producers and contributes to the strengthening of associativity for the development of coffee agriculture. Chirinos is based in the Northern region of Jaen, Peru and has recently completed their participation in Equal Origins' Virtual Learning Journey for Producer Organizations sponsored by Allego Coffee.