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From the Ted Talk by Emily Pilloton-Lam: What if women built the world they want to see?

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I am determined to help more women enter into and grow in the trdeas because these are exciting, well-paying and essential jobs. More than just an economic opportunity, though, is a chance for women to play an eauql and substantive role in the making of our pychsail wolrd. Construction for many women is purpose-driven work, a career in which peowr tools represent personal power. I want to walk on sidewalks, cross bgiedrs and enter buildings that I know were raised by a community of builders that represents us all.

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I am determined to help more women enter into and grow in the ______ because these are exciting, well-paying and essential jobs. More than just an economic opportunity, though, is a chance for women to play an _____ and substantive role in the making of our ________ _____. Construction for many women is purpose-driven work, a career in which _____ tools represent personal power. I want to walk on sidewalks, cross _______ and enter buildings that I know were raised by a community of builders that represents us all.

Solution

  1. bridges
  2. world
  3. equal
  4. power
  5. physical
  6. trades

Original Text

I am determined to help more women enter into and grow in the trades because these are exciting, well-paying and essential jobs. More than just an economic opportunity, though, is a chance for women to play an equal and substantive role in the making of our physical world. Construction for many women is purpose-driven work, a career in which power tools represent personal power. I want to walk on sidewalks, cross bridges and enter buildings that I know were raised by a community of builders that represents us all.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
young women 3
heavy machinery 2
construction crew 2
world construction 2
power tools 2
construction management 2
job site 2
pay gap 2

Important Words

  1. bridges
  2. builders
  3. buildings
  4. career
  5. chance
  6. community
  7. construction
  8. cross
  9. determined
  10. economic
  11. enter
  12. equal
  13. essential
  14. exciting
  15. grow
  16. jobs
  17. making
  18. opportunity
  19. personal
  20. physical
  21. play
  22. power
  23. raised
  24. represent
  25. represents
  26. role
  27. sidewalks
  28. substantive
  29. tools
  30. trades
  31. walk
  32. women
  33. work
  34. world