Leaders of the Present

We have women and girls such as Melinda Gates (an American philanthropist, former Microsoft employee, and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and Malala Yousafzai (a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate) who are exemplary examples of today's leaders. We will bring you many exciting and amazing role models, by linking you to them and by requesting their stories, advice and thoughts directly from them. Let's start with Melinda Gates, who says, "If we want to change the world, we should invest in the women who already are." Here are some links to show you how Melinda Gates is changing the world.

Melinda Gates

In the article, The incredible life of Melinda Gates — one of the world's richest and most powerful women, (Tanza Loudenback, Nov. 1, 2017 Business Insider), we get an overview of Melinda Gates, and learn how a normal girl grew up to be an admired, liked and world changing woman.

Bono, frontman for H2 and close firend, describes Melinda as "Lots of people like him [Bill] — and I include myself — are enraged, and we sweep ourselves into a fury at the wanton loss of lives. What we need is a much slower pulse to help us be rational. Melinda is that pulse."

And Warren Buffet, a friend and champion of women, says that Bill is "smart as hell, obviously ... but in terms of seeing the whole picture, [Melinda's] smarter."

TED Talk Melinda Gates: Let's put birth control back on the agenda April 2012

TED Talk Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done March 2014

TED Talk TED Speaker: Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates says screwing up a Microsoft project in 1995 taught her a lesson she'll never forget (CNBC, by Zameena Mejia, November 29, 2017)

MELINDA GATES HAS a New Mission: Women in Tech (Backchannel, by Jessi Hempel, September 28, 2016)

Melinda Gates: The Tech Industry Needs to Fix Its Gender Problem — Now (The Atlantic, by Gillian B. White, March 16, 2017)

 

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