Maria Jose Palacio, a fifth-generation Colombian coffee farmer who was born and raised in a famous coffee region in Colombia. After several years working in the design field in New York City, Maria decided to change careers and return to coffee in 2016 after seeing her friends and family in Colombia struggle to maintain a viable living through their coffee farms. Maria’s passion for uplifting others helped her to overcome small business obstacles and build a flourishing business as a distribution platform with the mission of empowering coffee farmers and lifting them out of poverty and helping their communities. Maria believed that Progeny needed to bring in education and entrepreneurship to these communities.
Maria has been recognized on Forbes Next 1000 list, 100 Female Founder of 2020 by Inc Magazine, Mujeres Imparables by Telemundo, 12 under 35 Breakout Talent to Watch by SFA, and the latest book “The New Latina – 100 Millennials shaping the World”.
Events with Maria Jose Palacio
December 8, 2021
“SVI is an amazing catalyst for any social venture. This amazing community of people will inspire you, give you gifts you never expected and point you in new directions. Don’t miss out!” – SVI Virtual 2020 participant At Business Problem Solving Sessions, you’ll take part in a model for collective learning and community problem-solving. Contribute your own insights and learn from others as you gain powerful and tangible skills to run a more effective, sustainable organization. In this session, Marie Jose Palacio will give an overview of her enterprise Progeny Coffee and describe a key challenge she’s facing. Next, we’ll…