5by20 success stories

Meet some of the women benefitting from our 5by20 initiative.

Coca‑Cola’s 5by20 initiative is a global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of five million female entrepreneurs, by providing support through training, financial services and connections.


Women’s empowerment has a direct link to positive impacts, including GDP growth, business growth, environmental sustainability and improved human health. In recognising and supporting this, Coca-Cola has been helping women entrepreneurs to overcome the barriers they face in business through the 5by20 initiative.

Watch this short film about just a few of the extraordinary women who have benefited from 5by20 and have transformed their lives:

Investing in women

By offering access to training, financial services and connections with peers and mentors, 5by20 aims to give women the support they need to succeed in the marketplace.

Charlotte Oades, Vice President and Global Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment, The Coca‑Cola Company, says: “Investing in women is smart and the right thing to do. In the long run, supporting women helps build stronger communities, making our business more sustainable.”

Be inspired by our success stories

Take a look at some of the success stories from the 5by20 initiative: