Guyana’s first Women’s Chamber has partnered with Creative Marketing Company (CMC) to produce its first edition of ‘Women in Focus’, a publication aimed at inspiring women and promoting their achievements.
The Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry Guyana (WCCIG) was established in November 2019 to empower women in business by providing advocacy, networking, and development opportunities.
OilNOW understands the first edition of the 96-page magazine will feature women in the world’s fastest growing economy, a reference to the new South American oil producing nation. WCCIG said it is due to be launched in the coming months and will be filled with pertinent information for women in business and women generally. “We aim to publish 5000 to 10,000 copies will be printed and will be available online. Advertising space will be available for sales to business and organizations locally regionally and internationally.”
While the COVID-19 pandemic has stymied initial plans by the WCCIG, the organization has provided support to its membership through several online webinars on staying afloat during the pandemic, managing mental health, and use of the digital space to create opportunities for business.
President of WCCIG, Kerri Gravesande-Bart, said, “When I started my journey as a female entrepreneur in 2018, I felt a powerful and relentless desire to help promote women-owned women lead businesses. This magazine is one of the initiatives of the WCCIG and very personal to me. The magazine will reflect the aspirations, achievements and successes of our fellow Guyanese women while being true to the substance. WCCIG, Women in Focus Magazine tagline quotes, “Voices of our Women” reminds us that many years Guyanese women have been accomplishing phenomenal milestones and contributing to our economic development. This magazine will enable us to share their stories, leaving positive influences for young girls for generations to come.”
Lesa Fleming, Director of CMC said, “The new ‘Women in Focus’ Magazine captures the essence of women, recognizing, and celebrating their many contributions to Guyana and the world. It is the first of its kind. Every page is crafted with love to honour the sacrifices and salute the strengths of the women being featured, and it is a privilege to work with the Women’s Chamber, in an effort to make this publication a long-awaited reality.”
The WCCIG said it has also extended its membership dues payment deadline to September 1, 2020 to facilitate small business owners, who are financially strapped.