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This Entrepreneur Built an All-Female Driving School -- in Egypt

Nayrouz Talaat's Direxiona driving school is often ridiculed and dismissed by conservative local men. But she doesn't have time to listen. Business is booming.

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In 2001, Nayrouz Talaat figured it was time she learned to drive. The Cairo-based journalist was, after all, 20 at the time. But as she explored driving schools, she found only male instructors -- something that didn't make her feel particularly safe or comfortable.

Ahmed Gamil

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