Dare to Start Your Own International Business

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon writes a powerful opinion piece for CNN:  “Why think small when it comes to women in poor nations?”  I love this commentary for the truth it speaks.  Please make sure you read it.  Here’s an uplifting snippet:

And in Afghanistan, famous for being among the toughest environments for women to thrive, I met a young woman who dared to turn down a well-paying job offer filled with perks from an international aid organization in order to start a business consultancy that she believed would create jobs for herself and many others. “If I go and work with an international agency, they will give me a very high salary, but it is just for me and my family, it will not support other people,” Kamila Sidiqi told me at the time, in 2005. “If I work to start my own company, I will train a lot of people, I will help a lot of people.”

Start your own international business to lift your country out of poverty and into a thriving economic nation — one proud of women entrepreneurs who create jobs and help their countries grow.

And thank you Gayle for writing this piece!  Readers … please promise me you will take time out of your busy schedule to visit Gayle’s site.  We welcome your comments!

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

1 Response to “Dare to Start Your Own International Business”


  1. 1 Ana Church October 7, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Hello everyone,
    I have started my international consulting firm to assist clean technology firms to export to Latin American countries including Brazil. Currently, we are working with an ethanol producer and a high-speed rail company that will revolutionize the way transportation is done around the globe. It has been a learning experience for all of us. I suggest other women face the tough fight ahead of us if we are to build sustainability through our business organizations. Come on, let’s go.


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