Coca-Cola Advocating Entrepreneurship for Women Living In Slums
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

Women’s History Month comes every March, and groups, individuals, businesses and corporations are celebrating the contributions of women all over the world, as well as advocating for changing their lives in a positive direction.

In celebration of the International Women’s Day (IWD), Coca-Cola has launched a poverty eradication project for the women living in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Through 5by20, a program that provides entrepreneurship skills, Coca-Cola intends to equip 5 million women by the year 2020.

Though Nairobi, Kenya’s largest and capital city, has a poverty percentage of 46% and is home to Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa, it is known as the country’s most prominent business and political center, serving as an cultural, economical and technological mecca.


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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.