Lindsay Lauckner – MEXICO
Melly Barajas Cárdenas, the ‘Queen of Tequila’, has built a distillery business with a workforce made up almost entirely of women.
Raza Azteca was the first distillery that Barajas opened in the state of Jalisco. Being a woman in the tequila industry means a lot of hard work. “It’s a male-dominated world. When I started, people would say to me, ‘A woman in this industry? You won’t make it’”.