- Created on 12 October 2012
Nairobi, Kenya - October 8-12, 2012
“Think big, consider what you can do not only in your country but outside of your country as well.” The International Women’s Coffee Alliance Leadership Training Program challenged African women leaders in coffee to think big, thrive in their current roles as leaders, and consider opportunities for advancement, both personally and professionally. This report summarizes the IWCA Leadership Training Program, the goals we committed to achieve and opportunities for further advancements.
- Created on 29 March 2012
What better way to spend a bright sunny spring morning than with a group of youth excited about opportunities to further their knowledge while changing the world. Antar Baker, Program Manager of Angelic Organics Learning Center is a phenomenal young man in the Rockford, IL community who is committed to helping our youth find a better path in life. With a fresh coat of bright green paint on the walls, Angelic Organics Learning Center provides the perfect backdrop for teaching all things sustainable. Antar, who happens to be a friend, is an avid drinker of African coffees, and often calls on me to talk to his youth groups about our company, travels, and life experiences. While he seems impressed with our work, the truth is, I'm always blown away by his work and the potential of the youth under his leadership.
- Created on 08 April 2009
BD Imports assisted the Rockford Rescue Mission with creating the Restoration Cafe. The cafe was a long term dream of the Rockford Rescue Mission's Executive Director, Sherry Pitney. Through numerous donations, the Rockford community came together to build a cafe that will help move forward the vision and ideals of the Mission. The cafe will offer training skills, work experience, and a source of funding for the Mission. The Restoration Cafe opens April 2009. (Interview with Phyllis Johnson appears around 1:27 in video)
- Created on 29 October 2010
Phyllis Johnson, President of BD Imports, traveled to five East African coffee producing countries on behalf of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) sponsored by a grant from the International Trade Center’s Women in Trade Programme. The objective of the trip was to offer continued support in establishing IWCA (International Women in Coffee) chapters in East Africa. The work began in 2009 with IWCA hosting its first women in coffee workshop. In 2010, women in Burundi are making significant strides in advancing efforts toward empowering women in coffee. Read More to watch the video.
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