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“Me encanta escuchar las opiniones de las demás”

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Photo courtesy of Michael Roberts

This post follows on from the previous posts about the Cooperative “Mujeres Mediambientalistas de Jiquilipan”. The mission of the cooperative is to produce fruit products of the highest quality, retaining the natural flavour of the fruits to please the most sophisticated palate, in order to promote respect for nature, the sustainable development of the region, and the well-being of the members of the cooperative.

The photo above is of the Presidenta of the cooperative, Miriam Tamar Osorno Torroella. Duting the time she was talking to me about the challenges she had faced as leader of the cooperative since it was formed in 2004, she said; “me encanta escuchar las opiniones de las demás”. Translated this means; “I love listening to the views of my fellow workers”.

It is very hard to imagine a typical Mexican male leader uttering this quote. Leadership in most Mexican organisations is autocratic. Continue reading