Empowering Women [in Cacao Farming Communities]

Kim Wilson began her career in cacao with two primary goals: restore living wages to cacao farming communities, and empower growing communities to create unique and healthy snacks that can be enjoyed both locally and around the world. Empowering women was NOT part of her original intention, but she quickly discovered (and embraced) that WOMEN are KEY to achieving these goals. In this talk, we’ll share: Samples of products made in our partner communities. A “day in a life” of cacao farming families (especially women) Stories, pictures & observations of womens’ unique strengths & roles in the communities in which we work Observations on how both chocolate lovers and chocolate makers can support women in origins.

Location: Bean to Bon Bon Stage Date: March 8, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Kim Wilson