Elmira Bayrasli has a twenty-five year career in global economic and entrepreneurial development. She worked with Madeline's Albright's team at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and with Richard Holbrooke's special negotiating office to break the Cyprus stalemate and for the OECD in Bosnia-Herzegovina. More recently she has worked with the non-profit Endeavor, a prominent New York-based nonprofit that supports global entrepreneurs operating high-growth companies in emerging markets. Elmira is the founder of the World Policy Institute's Global Entrepreneurial Project and co-founder of Foreign Policy, Interrupted—a media enterprise with the goal of increasing the number of women commenting on foreign affairs on op-ed pages and television. Her Forbes blog column is entitled Entreventures and she has written for Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, VentureBeat, the Huffington Post, the MIT Innovations Journal and the New York Times.