It took years for Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft’s principal founder Bill Gates, to realize that she’s a full-fledged feminist. She sought small ways to make a big impact through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She realized the Foundation could most effectively help families and communities by helping women and girls. Gates focuses on lifting up women and trying to help their families escape poverty. Her insights aren’t new, but her abilities and her dedication to putting her money where her mouth is make a profound difference to women and girls worldwide. Dedication to gender equity and to doing the most good for the most people underlie the Foundation’s initiatives. Gates’s voice is firm and sure, and she strengthens her call to action by including all groups in the project of progress. She illuminates how smart investments in women and girls lift up entire societies. Her thoughts are also intriguing if you’re curious about her evolution as an “ardent feminist,” and if you’d like to learn about the human side of Bill Gates.
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Melinda Gates advocates for women and girls through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.