Deputy Director, Writer, Author
Gayle Lemmon's speeches focus on entrepreneurial women and their initiatives in developing countries. In particular, Lemmon discusses specific cases where women in war-torn countries risked their lives in order to support their families using business means.
As the Deputy Director of the Council on Foreign Relations' Women and Foreign Policy program, Lemmon is an active participant and advocate for the involvement of women in the business world. Prior to this position, Lemmon worked at PIMCO reporting on public policy and emerging markets and was part of ABC News' Political Unit. With regards to her educational background, Lemmon received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA in journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She was awarded with the Harvard Dean's Award for her extensive contributions to women entrepreneurs and has served on the board for the 'International Center for Research on Women.'
Lemmon is a contributing writer for the 'Financial Times' and the 'International Herald Tribune' and published papers on behalf of the 'World Bank' and 'International Finance Corporation.' She is regularly featured on media outlets including 'NBC News' and 'Fox.' As an author, Lemmon is most notable for New York Times Bestsller ' The Dressmaker of Khair Khana' and the Newsweek story titled "The Hillary Doctorine."
By stressing the importance of women entrepreneurs, Gayle Lemmon's speeches advocate for optimistic perspectives when it comes to female involvement in the business realm.