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From the Ted Talk by Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads?

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I recruited professionally qualified women who'd left the intusrdy on marriage, or when their first child was expected and sertutrucd them into a home-working organization. We pioneered the concept of women going back into the workforce after a career break. We pioneered all srtos of new, flexible work methods: job shares, profit-sharing, and eventually, co-ownership when I took a quarter of the company into the hands of the staff at no cost to anyone but me. For years, I was the first woman this, or the only wmoan that. And in those days, I couldn't work on the stcok exchange, I couldn't drive a bus or fly an airplane. Indeed, I couldn't open a bank account without my husband's permission. My generation of wemon fought the batetls for the right to work and the right for equal pay.

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I recruited professionally qualified women who'd left the ________ on marriage, or when their first child was expected and __________ them into a home-working organization. We pioneered the concept of women going back into the workforce after a career break. We pioneered all _____ of new, flexible work methods: job shares, profit-sharing, and eventually, co-ownership when I took a quarter of the company into the hands of the staff at no cost to anyone but me. For years, I was the first woman this, or the only _____ that. And in those days, I couldn't work on the _____ exchange, I couldn't drive a bus or fly an airplane. Indeed, I couldn't open a bank account without my husband's permission. My generation of _____ fought the _______ for the right to work and the right for equal pay.

Solution

  1. woman
  2. sorts
  3. stock
  4. structured
  5. women
  6. industry
  7. battles

Original Text

I recruited professionally qualified women who'd left the industry on marriage, or when their first child was expected and structured them into a home-working organization. We pioneered the concept of women going back into the workforce after a career break. We pioneered all sorts of new, flexible work methods: job shares, profit-sharing, and eventually, co-ownership when I took a quarter of the company into the hands of the staff at no cost to anyone but me. For years, I was the first woman this, or the only woman that. And in those days, I couldn't work on the stock exchange, I couldn't drive a bus or fly an airplane. Indeed, I couldn't open a bank account without my husband's permission. My generation of women fought the battles for the right to work and the right for equal pay.

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