RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attego, the global leader of ESG impact solutions, is proud to announce the appointment of one of its directors to the Board of Directors of International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA). Kellem Agnew Emanuele brings with her a wealth of experience to her new role, having spent 15 years engaging stakeholders, including private, public, and non-profit organizations, to identify both shared priorities and the innovative approaches essential to achieving them.
Her role on the Executive Team of the IWCA Board of Directors as Vice President of Strategic Development will be to focus on organizational strategic development, including organizational structure, internal and external communications, and facilitating the development and execution of the strategic plan to ensure that the IWCA value proposition is clearly delivered and communicated.
“I’m honored to be appointed to the IWCA Board of Directors,” stated Kellem Agnew Emanuele. “For years, I’ve been absorbed by the challenges and opportunities of advancing sustainability in the coffee industry, and now I have an opportunity to work closely and proactively within a powerful organization to address them. I’m excited for the opportunity to ensure the successful implementation of IWCA’s strategic plan, including the advancement of IWCA chapters, strengthening of coffee communities, and realization of sustainability across the coffee value chain.”
"Kellem’s 15 years of experience in identifying, facilitating, and developing cross-cutting solutions for a wide variety of clients across diverse industries will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors,” said Executive Board Member, Jennifer Gallegos. “We are delighted that she has accepted the appointment to our Board and, given the relevance of her experience, we know she will help us scale and continue to deliver impact for our chapters and industry.”
Kellem Agnew Emanuele is a Director at Attego ESG Impact Solutions, leading its focus on maximizing positive environmental and societal impact for projects, regional stakeholders, and across value chains in multiple industries and sectors. Her experience includes defining and delivering resources to improve operational efficiency, generating significant cost savings and reducing environmental impact in industrial operations. She has led collaborative regional planning efforts focused on achieving economic growth through projects and processes that also prioritize environmental and societal progress.
IWCA, a non-profit organization, was founded in 2003 to address inequality in the international coffee industry by connecting women in consuming countries with women at origin to focus on shared experiences and challenges. Since that time, IWCA has grown to a network of self-organized, self-governing chapters in more than twenty countries, from Brazil to Burundi, Congo to Costa Rica, and a powerful presence across the industry and globe. Its mission is to empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives, and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry. IWCA works to enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to improve quality, increase productivity, successfully access markets, and strengthen communities; hence, ensuring the industry’s sustainability and future.
IWCA founding sponsor companies include BUNN, Green Mountain Coffee, InterAmerican Coffee, Gaviña, and AMFOTEK®. Global partners include International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of UN and World Trade Organization; the International Coffee Organization (ICO); the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA); the National Coffee Association (NCA); and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA).
Attego is headquartered in North Carolina and operates as a division of RTI International. Founded in 1958, RTI has grown to a staff of over 5,000 working in more than 75 countries. Attego draws upon the extensive resources and capabilities of RTI, providing all types of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) solutions to meet the needs and demands of commercial clients and investors. As the world leader in ESG impact solutions, Attego’s ongoing work spans the globe to ensure the sustainable success of ESG investments for corporations, governments, and the financial community.