Clare Winterton is the Executive Director of the International Museum of Women. She is a former Vice President of the Women’s Funding Network and has advised nonprofits including Craigslist Foundation, Urban Solutions, SF Works, and TransFair USA.
Clare served as the Head of Communications for Prince Charles’ charity for at-risk youth, The Prince’s Trust, where she headed a team of 13, working on media relations, corporate social responsibility and marketing. Clare combines a deep commitment to social justice and sustainability with personal passions for arts, culture, and media, believing that media and the arts possess a unique ability to engage new audiences and catalyze social change. Clare holds an Master’s Degree in International Business Administration from Cambridge University and is former board chair of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and her two-year old daughter, Pearl.
April 09, 2012 / Clare Winterton
Every 90 seconds a woman somewhere in the world dies from a complication of pregnancy or childbirth, and most of these deaths are preventable.
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"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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