“If you don’t speak for her, who else will?” “You have a seat at the table, and if you give it up, no one else will speak for her, because she can’t!” Gayle Tzemach Lemmon , speaks for under represented women, and encourages us too. She is the author of The Dressmaker of Kahir Kahan, a true story of a woman entrepreneur in Afghanistan during the Taliban era. Gayle’s convincing presentation tasks us with voting by what we read. “The news is all bad, because we let it be,” she instructs us and continues on, not only to tell the compelling story of Kamala, a teacher turned dressmaker entrepreneur, but to motivate us to be the voice for women who do not have a seat at the table. Taped and introduced by Paula LeRoy for Policy Pace, this 44 minute talk is a true treat.
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We encourage you to enjoy other speakers and interviews from the Dining for Women conference, found on Policy Pace at blogs.miis.edu/informed. Erika Keaveney of Lotus Outreach, Marsha Wallace-cofounder of Dining for Women, Ursula Daniels and Denise Woods on Gender Politics and Power are posted.