The Coca-Cola Company to Fund Annual Scholarship for the Women's Foodservice
Forum Executive Leadership Program
DALLAS, Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF)
announced today a new scholarship sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company for high
potential women in the food service industry. The annual Chris Lowe Scholars
Award provides a $15,000 grant to an outstanding woman in the food service
industry. The grant will cover attendance and accommodations to the WFF
Executive Leadership Program.
The Coca-Cola scholarship honors Chris Lowe who recently retired from The
Coca-Cola Company following a 23-year career that included serving nearly a
decade as president of National Food Service and On-Premise for Coca-Cola
"Chris Lowe is a remarkable champion for women's leadership and development,"
said Kathleen Ciaramello, president, National Food Service & On-Premise,
Coca-Cola Refreshments. "Through the Chris Lowe executive leadership
scholarship we are honoring his legacy in a way that will continue to support
the mission of WFF and Coca-Cola to advance women's leadership."
The Coca-Cola Company has set ambitious internal and external goals to advance
women's leadership. The Coca-Cola Global Women's Initiative focuses on
advancing women into leadership positions within the Company as well as
enabling the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across its
global value chain.
The WFF Executive Leadership Program is held annually during the WFF Executive
Summit and biannually at the Kellogg School of Management's campus. The Chris
Lowe executive leadership scholarship will be made available beginning in 2014
and applications will be available on the WFF website in November.
Based in Dallas, Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) is the industry's premier
leadership development organization with more than 20 years of experience
advancing women in the foodservice industry. WFF has more than 3,500 active
members, 200+ partner companies and annually engages more than 20,000
foodservice industry leaders via its robust programs and leadership
development platforms. To learn more about WFF, visit www.wff.org.
About The Coca-Cola Company The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is the world's
largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling
and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola®, the world's most valuable brand, our
Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke®,
Fanta®, Sprite®, Coca-Cola Zero^TM, vitaminwater®, Powerade®, Minute Maid®,
Simply®, Georgia® and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of
sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.
Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more
than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.8 billion servings a
day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our
Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint,
support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for
our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where
we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top
10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more
information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on
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