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Accelerate Women Now: An Entrepreneur Upends Bolivian Business Culture

Author: Dana Warrem, Ashoka, in Forbes, Published on: 21 November 2013

Bolivia native Gabriela Flores, founded Kirah Design in 2008 as a way to combat the poverty in her own country with business solutions. Her goal was to create sustainable jobs while bringing Bolivia’s beauty to the world…Agora chatted with Flores about her experiences as a woman entrepreneur…Eighty percent of women at some point quit their jobs…because they have to deal with kids who were doing poorly in school, or their parents are sick, or their husbands are too busy and cannot take care of anything…Things have to change, and it has to be a systemic shift, no doubt…I think the whole system is changing, and people are just trying to read the signs and the new way things are developing…

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