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From the Ted Talk by Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat

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MA: Well I think one of the things — I'm caarhmin of the board of an organization called the National Democratic Institute that works to supprot women candidates. I think that we need to help in other countries to train women to be in political office, to figure out how they can in fact develop ptcilaoil vieocs. I think we also need to be supportive when businesses are being ctaered and just make sure that women help each other. Now I have a saying that I feel very strongly about, because I am of a certain age where, when I started in my ceraer, believe it or not, there were other women who criticized me: "Why aren't you in the copraol line?" or "Aren't your children suffering because you're not there all the time?" And I think we have a tendency to make each other feel guilty. In fact, I think "guilt" is every woman's middle name. And so I think what needs to happen is we need to help each other. And my motto is that there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other.

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MA: Well I think one of the things — I'm ________ of the board of an organization called the National Democratic Institute that works to _______ women candidates. I think that we need to help in other countries to train women to be in political office, to figure out how they can in fact develop _________ ______. I think we also need to be supportive when businesses are being _______ and just make sure that women help each other. Now I have a saying that I feel very strongly about, because I am of a certain age where, when I started in my ______, believe it or not, there were other women who criticized me: "Why aren't you in the _______ line?" or "Aren't your children suffering because you're not there all the time?" And I think we have a tendency to make each other feel guilty. In fact, I think "guilt" is every woman's middle name. And so I think what needs to happen is we need to help each other. And my motto is that there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other.

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Original Text

MA: Well I think one of the things — I'm chairman of the board of an organization called the National Democratic Institute that works to support women candidates. I think that we need to help in other countries to train women to be in political office, to figure out how they can in fact develop political voices. I think we also need to be supportive when businesses are being created and just make sure that women help each other. Now I have a saying that I feel very strongly about, because I am of a certain age where, when I started in my career, believe it or not, there were other women who criticized me: "Why aren't you in the carpool line?" or "Aren't your children suffering because you're not there all the time?" And I think we have a tendency to make each other feel guilty. In fact, I think "guilt" is every woman's middle name. And so I think what needs to happen is we need to help each other. And my motto is that there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other.

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