Meet the Women Behind Eight American Food Brands
Alyza Bohbot, City Girl Coffee Co.
In many coffee-growing countries, women are still not allowed to own land or secure loans, despite making up nearly 65 percent of the labor on coffee farms. After City Girl Coffee Co.owner Alyza Bohbot learned about these staggering facts, she made it her mission to support these women and educate others about the inequality. Bohbot works closely with organizations including the International Women's Coffee Alliance and Café Femenino, a program designed to stop the mistreatment and poverty affecting women coffee bean farmers across the globe. She also sources as much coffee as possible from women-owned or -managed farms.