ESSEX, Md. (WJZ) – An Amazon warehouse in Essex delivers millions of packages a year, and nearly all of the work is done by women.
“It’s an example to all the young women out there, if we can do it, they can too,” said D2 Logistics CEO Derin Abass.
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Amazon uses third-party logistics companies to deliver its packages, including six that work with warehouses in Essex. Five of them are owned by women.
Bass is one of those owners.
“The first time I came here, it was myself and two other gentlemen,” said Abass.
She is from West Africa.
“I am so grateful that the United States has given me the opportunity to prove who I am as a woman of color and as a foreigner,” said Abass.
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Dionne Leandre is another logistics company owner. She is also a former soldier.
Leandre, who owns CDI Logistics, says: “I love a challenge. “I love my team. It’s just teamwork, really fostering a good culture here.”
Inside the warehouse were photos of all the female leaders.
Maryanna Fama, Amazon employee, said: “This is my fourth station since I joined Amazon, but the only station where I have mostly female leaders and female business owners.
Fama runs the day-to-day operations.
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“This is my favorite station, I’ve been to really because of that variety,” says Fama.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/21/an-amazon-warehouse-in-essex-contracts-with-six-logistics-companies-to-deliver-packages-five-are-owned-by-women/ An Amazon warehouse in Essex contracts with six logistics companies to deliver packages. Five things owned by women. – CBS Baltimore