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Succeeding in a Man抯 World: Amazon Authentics Navigates the Hurdles
Irene Bacchus-Holder is a woman in a male-dominated sector – the wood products industry in Guyana. As owner-manager of Amazon Authentics, Irene had her share of battles in the early years, beginning on the forest floor: “I had to fight with the cutters to get the species I ordered,” she says, “so I found new suppliers. I got log ends from Chinese and Malaysian loggers and I was able to work with a group of women loggers who gathered the pieces for me.” Another battle was supervising male employees. “As soon as the young men feel they can handle the tools, they start making demands and they become rude when told to meet...
SIAL Canada is the most important Canadian agri-food industry event of the year. The only event of its size in Canada focused on the processed food sector, SIAL Canada brings together more than 800 national and international exhibitors from 45 countries as well as 14,000 buyers from Canada, the United States and 64 other countries. SIAL Canada offers a complete range of food products under one roof for clients on the lookout for new, innovative, specialty, ethnic or regional products from Canada or across the globe.