5by20™ is The Coca-Cola Company’s global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020. This programme focuses on three key areas to unlock women’s economic empowerment: business skills training; access to credit; and developing networks of peers and mentors.
So far, we’ve increased the total number of women entrepreneurs impacted by our 5by20™ initiative to nearly 865,000 since 2010. Yet we continue to strive to reach our aspirations and we do this by collaborating with governments, civil society and other businesses.
In Malaysia, our 5by20™ programme is known as SURI™ – Sertai Usahawan Realisasikan Impian. To achieve our goals, we have been working closely with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development via the Department of Women’s Development to empower the women in Malaysia and to make a positive impact in their lives through economic empowerment.
To date, our local programmes have successfully trained a pioneer group of 132 women from Beaufort, Sabah with the basic entrepreneurship skills for them to begin transforming their lives as entrepreneurs. In line with our global aspiration, we hope to empower 20,000 women in Malaysia under the SURI™ programme by 2020.
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