Global Chamber of Commerce for The African Diaspora
Dr. Melida Harris-Barrow is the President and CEO of the 6th Region Global Chamber of Commerce. Born in Panama City, Panama, and headquartered in the United States Miami, Florida, she has over the past twenty-six years, served in various capacities in government, international business, and private organizations and is known for her accomplishments in entrepreneurship, humanitarianism, social and political development. Today Dr, Barrow is the universal peace ambassador for Panama, an author, motivational speaker, life coach, international bestseller, talk show host, philanthropist, CEO of love truth and peace, World Trade and investment foundation, and Harris Business Enterprise. Among her specialties are international economic investment & trade Development, Sustainable Economic Development through Entrepreneurship, and youth empowerment through entrepreneurship.
In her capacity as a social and political activist, Dr. Barrow has used expertise to address pressing issues that affect the Caribbean, the Americas, and Africa as well as matters pertaining to human rights and justice for all. Being an astute communicator, Dr. Harris Barrow is often called upon to speak at various functions, trade organizations, economic development organizations (EDOs), businesses, corporations’ conventions, universities, churches, among others. She is an advocate for personal and professional development and is known for empowering leaders to play their part in advancing the welfare of the human race.
Have you ever wondered why Black people and nations seem to have difficulty doing business with each other? Dr. Melida Harris Barrow dissects the patterns that Black people have been educated to serve instead of create and build. In addition, many black nations, particularly in Africa, tend to do business with the country of the colonizer as opposed to doing business with each other, such as within Latin America and the Caribbean. One must understand the truth in order to identify gifts, talents, collaborate and successfully do business with each other.
Snippet from Dr. Melida Harris Barrow:
When I came to the US, the metaphor I was told was that we are crabs in a barrel. I don’t believe that. I believe that when we are talking about crabs in a barrel and trying to tear each other down and hurt each other when it comes to business, that is not what it is. It’s that we were not taught correctly how to do business with each other.
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