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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.

This story appears in the November 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

In 2001, Nayrouz Talaat figured it was time she learned to drive. The -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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