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Melinda Gates

Biography

Melinda Gates

Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the world, Melinda Gates has dedicated her life to achieving transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities and societies. Core to her work is empowering women and girls to help them realize their full potential. In 2015, Melinda created Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company that enables her to bring together other new and emerging strands of her advocacy and philanthropic work focused in the US. Melinda received a bachelor’s degree from Duke and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School. After joining Microsoft Corp. in 1987, she helped develop many of the company’s multimedia products. In 1996, Melinda left Microsoft to focus on her philanthropic work and family.

Photo Credit: Pivotal Ventures - Jason Bell

Books by Melinda Gates

written and read by Melinda Gates - Autobiography, Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Women's Studies

This debut from Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.