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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Entrepreneurship Under the Taliban

Posted on the 16 November 2011 by Center For International Private Enterprise @CIPEglobal

In this video from our recent Democracy that Delivers for Women conference, the bestselling author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana talks about the challenges and opportunities that face women entrepreneurs in conflict and post-conflict countries. As Gayle points out, women entrepreneurs are important not only to the economic recovery of conflict zones, but to ensuring that “there is a community to go back to when the war is over.”

CIPE is working with partners around the world to support entrepreneurs in regions that have been devastated by years of war, including Afghanistan, where Tashabos helps teach tens of thousands of school-age girls and boys valuable entrepreneurial and business skills. Find out more about what Tashabos is doing for Global Entrepreneurship Week at the Community of Young Entrepreneurs blog.

You can also read a full transcript of Gayle’s remarks in this week’s Economic Reform Feature Service.

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