Melinda French Gates is a philanthropist, businesswoman, and global advocate for women and girls.
As the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda sets the direction and priorities of the world's largest philanthropy. She is also the founder of Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company working to drive social progress for women and families in the United States.
Melinda grew up in Dallas, Texas. She received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Duke University and an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School. Melinda spent the first decade of her career developing multimedia products at Microsoft before leaving the company to focus on her family and philanthropic work. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, Bill. They have three children, Jenn, Rory, and Phoebe.
The Moment of Lift
- How Empowering Women Changes the World
- By: Melinda Gates
- Narrated by: Melinda Gates
- Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
A debut from Melinda Gates, The Moment of Lift is a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment. Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another....
A Metaphor for Moving Mountains
- By Joyce on 04-23-19
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