Parallel Session 1.2: Through Inclusive Governance


Woon-Jeong Baek joined iCOOP in 2008 as a consumer-member to purchase healthy and organic food for her family. She has been actively involved in cooperative activities and contributed to establishing a co-op in her community. In 2012, she became Director of the Dongrae iCOOP, one of the member co-ops of iCOOP, and in 2016, she was elected as Chairperson of Geumjeong iCOOP. In 2019, she became a board member of iCOOP and currently serves as the Vice Chairperson.

How have cooperatives impacted your community?

Cooperatives are essential to building strong, healthy communities based on solidarity and self-help.