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 Refreshments. "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. About WFF 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 Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo or visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com. CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer DuBois, AMF Media Group 925 790 2882; Jennifer@amfmediagroup.com Women's Foodservice Forum logo
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The Coca-Cola Company to Fund Annual Scholarship for the Women's Foodservice Forum Executive Leadership Program
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