Melinda Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Pivotal Ventures, is committing $1 billion over the next ten years to advance gender equality. She says evidence shows it's the best way to drive economic development in nations and performance in companies. She shares her own stories as a female executive at Microsoft, a working mother, and a nonprofit leader learning from women around the world. Gates is the author of the HBR article "Gender Equality Is Within Our Reach."
Melinda Gates is an American philanthropist, former general manager at Microsoft, and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable organization. She joins Jonathan to discuss her early days working at Microsoft & opening doors, the importance of using her privilege & wealth for good, uplifting women around the world, and more.Find her work at https://www.evoke.org/?utm_source=MG_TW&utm_campaign=3519&linkId=64391693 She’s on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/melindafrenchgates and Twitter https://twitter.com/melindagatesFind Melinda’s new book The Moment of Lift here:https://www.evoke.org/momentofliftFor more music from Quiñ head to TheQuinCat.com.Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook.Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.This episode is sponsored by PooPourri (www.poopourri.com/JVN), Crime Junkie Podcast, Molekule (www.molekule.com code: JVN), HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/jvn80 code: JVN80), and MeUndies (www.meundies.com/JVN).
The Moment of Lift is a personal statement of passionate conviction, telling of Melinda Gates' journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world’s foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything. This program was in partnership with Politics and Prose on April 30, 2019.
Melinda Gates and her husband, Bill, have traveled the world in search of ways they can use their wealth and influence to lift up people in need. She joins host Krys Boyd to make the case that providing opportunities to women is the key to bettering society as a whole. Her new book is called“The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World”(Flatiron Books).