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Melinda Gates

Title Co-Chair
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

As co-chair, Melinda Gates shapes and approves foundation strategies, reviews results, advocates for the foundation’s issues, and helps set the overall direction of the organization. Her regular work on behalf of the foundation includes meeting with local, national, and international grantees and partners, as well as giving speeches and interviews to focus attention on these issues.

Posts By Melinda Gates

Closing Africa’s Agricultural Gender Gap

Africa’s GDP is now growing faster than any other continent’s. When many people think about the engines driving that growth, they imagine commodities like oil, gold, and cocoa, or maybe industries like banking and telecommunications. I think of a woman named Joyce Sandir.

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How Empowered Women Changed the World

Going back at least to Thomas Malthus, who published his An Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798, people have worried about doomsday scenarios in which food supply can’t keep up with population growth.

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The Most Inspiring Women and Girls I Met This Year

As people everywhere are getting ready to ring in the New Year, I've been reflecting on the stories of several women and girls I met in 2013 and what it is about each one of them that inspired me.

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#GivingTuesday: Not Just Another Tuesday

It’s #GivingTuesday, a national day of donating, volunteering, and doing good both online and offline to kick off the holiday season. Here’s how you can celebrate the day.

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Why The Tide Turned in The Fight Against AIDS

Today, more than 10 million people are receiving anti-retroviral therapy, which is 99 percent cheaper than it was back then. The rate of new HIV infections has also fallen by one-third.

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