Melinda Gates
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Melinda Gates

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 has three children, Jenn, Rory, and Phoebe, and lives in Seattle, Washington.
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Featured Article: Melinda Gates—An Icon of Tech and Feminism


When it comes to famous business executives, many people immediately think of Bill Gates. For a long time, he’s been the picture of a successful entrepreneur. But his wife, Melinda Gates, played a critical role in the success of Microsoft, and when it comes to making a difference in the lives of women worldwide, there’s no bigger name. She shares wisdom in her unique combination of memoir and call-to-action for the women of the world.

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