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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Since leaving ABC News for Harvard Business School, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon has written about people changing the fortunes of their community and their country.  Her stories about economic development and entrepreneurship, with women at the center of the story, have appeared in publications including the International Herald Tribune and the Financial Times and for the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

While working in finance at the global investment firm PIMCO, Lemmon wrote a New York Times bestselling book about a young Afghan teacher-turned-entrepreneur whose dressmaking business supported women around her neighborhood under the Taliban.  The book, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, was the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.

Now a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Contributing Editor-At-Large for Newsweek Daily Beast, Lemmon continues to travel the world reporting on economic trends and inspiring entrepreneurs.  Her opening talk at 2011′s TEDxWomen has been viewed worldwide more than 350,000 times. Gayle is the author of the Newsweek March 2011 cover story “The Hillary Doctrine” and the November Fast Company story on Afghanistan’s new generation of tech start-ups.

You can find more of her work at www.gaylelemmon.com and @gaylelemmon on Twitter.