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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...
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is a national organization which assembles and represents business community, employers and business associations of all economic sectors in Vietnam. The purpose of VCCI is to protect and assist business enterprises, to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country and to promote economic, commercial and technological co-operations between Vietnam and the rest of the world on the basis of equality and mutual benefit. VCCI is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization having the status of a legal entity and operating with financial autonomy.