Investments on and offshore are expanding career paths, conserving and protecting the country’s rich biodiversity and helping develop and produce energy.
Local small businesses are growing to support the country’s oil production and increased industry activity, and students are expanding their career horizons to include engineering and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.
Local leaders from Georgetown, Guyana, reflect on the sense of empowerment they’re experiencing and seeing in others.
REFLECTING ON GROWTH and empowerment
From educators to business owners, many in Guyana are seeing new opportunities across the country brought on by offshore energy production. Here, three local voices share their experiences and hopes for empowering others.
Falcon Logistics, Inc.
Jennifer’s company, Falcon Logistics, which helps manage immigration and customs logistics, was one of the first to provide services to the new industries putting down roots in Guyana. As she continues to grow her business, she also is changing the perceptions of women business leaders.
Vice Chancellor & Professor
of Behavior and Communications
The University of Guyana
Paloma is the first woman to be appointed vice chancellor at the university. She works tirelessly for her students and is blazing a path for young women and men to embrace ambitious professional careers, including as engineers supporting the country’s energy industry.
Farfan & Mendes, Ltd.
Andrew leads his family’s 52-year-old industrial supply company, Farfan & Mendes. He invests in his community by employing and training men and women locally, empowering them to meet the welcome new challenges of the energy industry.