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From the Ted Talk by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, example not exception

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I went on to Bosnia, and early on in my interviews I met with an IMF official who said, "You know, Gayle, I don't think we actually have weomn in business in Bosnia, but there is a lady selling cheese nearby on the side of the road. So maybe you could interview her." So I went out reporting and within a day I met narisca kziaovvac who at that point was opening a new factory on the war's former front leins in sajvreao. She had started her business squatting in an abandoned garage, sweing sehtes and pillow cases she would take to markets all around the city so that she could support the 12 or 13 family members who were counting on her for survival. By the time we met, she had 20 employees, most of them women, who were sending their boys and their girls to school. And she was just the start. I met women running essential oils besissnues, wineries and even the country's largest advertising aegcny.

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I went on to Bosnia, and early on in my interviews I met with an IMF official who said, "You know, Gayle, I don't think we actually have _____ in business in Bosnia, but there is a lady selling cheese nearby on the side of the road. So maybe you could interview her." So I went out reporting and within a day I met _______ _________ who at that point was opening a new factory on the war's former front _____ in ________. She had started her business squatting in an abandoned garage, ______ ______ and pillow cases she would take to markets all around the city so that she could support the 12 or 13 family members who were counting on her for survival. By the time we met, she had 20 employees, most of them women, who were sending their boys and their girls to school. And she was just the start. I met women running essential oils __________, wineries and even the country's largest advertising ______.

Solution

  1. sheets
  2. kavazovic
  3. narcisa
  4. lines
  5. agency
  6. businesses
  7. sarajevo
  8. sewing
  9. women

Original Text

I went on to Bosnia, and early on in my interviews I met with an IMF official who said, "You know, Gayle, I don't think we actually have women in business in Bosnia, but there is a lady selling cheese nearby on the side of the road. So maybe you could interview her." So I went out reporting and within a day I met Narcisa Kavazovic who at that point was opening a new factory on the war's former front lines in Sarajevo. She had started her business squatting in an abandoned garage, sewing sheets and pillow cases she would take to markets all around the city so that she could support the 12 or 13 family members who were counting on her for survival. By the time we met, she had 20 employees, most of them women, who were sending their boys and their girls to school. And she was just the start. I met women running essential oils businesses, wineries and even the country's largest advertising agency.

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Important Words

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