Gayle Tzemach Lemmon — Public Servant

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a journalist and the author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, a New York Times best seller published in March 2011 by HarperCollins, of Child Brides, Global Consequences: How to End Child Marriage, published in 2014 by the Council on Foreign Relations, and of Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield, another New York Times best seller published in 2015 by HarperCollins. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a contributor to the Atlantic's Defense One site covering foreign policy and national security matters... (wikipedia)

Women in Afghanistan do not ask the United States to stay for the simple or sentimental reason of safeguarding their rights. They are the first ones to say that this is not enough of a reason for the world's remaining superpower to remain in their country.
Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone, and not everyone is going to be an entrepreneur, but women who turn to business, turn to economics, because there are people depending on them, I think that their creativity, their resilience, their spirit, embody what's best about entrepreneurship.
The lessons I learned from my mother and her friends have guided me through death, birth, loss, love, failure, and achievement, on to a Fulbright scholarship and Harvard Business School. They taught me to believe that anything was possible. They have proven to be the strongest family values I could ever have imagined.
In Nigeria, along with its West African neighbor Ghana, women are now starting businesses in greater numbers than men.
Because microfinance is so manageable in terms of the size of the loan, people have made it the cornerstone to lifting women out of poverty.