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The New Son of Bill & Melinda Gates: A War Child Seeks The American Dream

Mark Charles Hardie | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Mark Charles Hardie

When I close my eyes to sleep, I dream of a new reality in which Bill Gates and his wife Melinda French Gates are my parents. I imagine that I was born and raised in a wealthy family, attended elite private schools, and have a multi-million dollar trust fund.

Successful Women Outside the Boardroom

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Geri Spieler

We too often equate wildly successful women with business acumen. In fact, there are many successful women outside the boardroom who have great success stories who are not part of the world of business.

Bill Gates: Autopsies Could Save Countless Lives

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact

Bill and Melinda Gates believe that performing "minimal autopsies" on dead children could save countless lives. Last week, the Gates Foundation a...

Women's Health Is Everyone's Health

UN Women | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
UN Women

When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke the famous words "women's rights are human rights," it was more than just great rhetoric: It was a powerful reminder that the world can never achieve true progress if half our population is left behind.

Climate Change This Week: Melting Poles, Fading Forest, Solar Soars, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...

Melinda Gates Shares Personal Reason She Wants All Women To Have Access To Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact

Melinda Gates understands why contraceptives are vital to the health and well-being of women in the developing world. Her own life would be different ...

How Millennial Feminists Have Revolutionized International Women's Day

Ann Shoket | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Ann Shoket

In the last year, young women have moved so quickly past the question of whether or not you're a feminist to the conclusion that yes, we should all be feminists.

Advocates Use Facts, Not Fury, To Combat Anti-Vaxxers

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact

Amid a heated vaccine debate, even-keeled advocates are laying out cold-hard facts, instead of getting into cat fights with those who oppose immunizat...

Jacqueline Howard

Empowering Women And Girls Is The Key To Ending Poverty, And Here Are Numbers To Prove It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact

The lives of people in some of the world's poorest countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history, according to ...

Melinda Gates Speaks Out Against The Anti-Vaccine Movement

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Expanding the accessibility of vaccinations throughout the developing world has been one of the repeated goals of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundatio...

Melinda Gates: Contraception Debates In The U.S. Hurt Women Internationally

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.22.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Earlier this month, the GOP-dominated Congress started its new legislative session by introducing five anti-abortion bills. Meanwhile, states like Tex...

Bill Gates Makes Bold Bet About Ending Poverty, And Tech Plays A Big Role

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.23.2015 | Impact

Technological advances will drastically change life in the developing world by 2030. Bill Gates is betting on it. In the 2015 Gates Annual Let...

Women in Business Q&A: Kathy Dicocco, MBA, Executive Director of The H.O.P.E. Foundation for a Better Tomorrow

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

In addition to being a director of the H.O.P.E. Foundation for a Better Tomorrow, DiCocco involves herself actively with various community service and fundraising for local charities and church organizations.

An Open Letter to World Leaders

Malala Yousafzai | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact
Malala Yousafzai

If this does not change, we fear you and your fellow leaders could be sleep-walking the world towards one of the greatest failures of recent history. It's not too late to rise to the occasion.

How America's Most Powerful Philanthropists Share Power

Steven Crandell | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

When a couple decides to give together, altruism often dominates their thoughts. But issues of power and control will guide the actual giving. With any pair of partners -- even Bill and Melinda Gates -- it's important to ask: how will decisions be made?

Jessica Prois

10 Major Moments For Women During U.N. Week (Plus Some Matt Damon)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 09.26.2014 | Impact

During this year's U.N. Week, women did werk -- especially for other women. Politicians, human rights advocates, corporate executives and many oth...

Bill, Melinda Gates Donate $1 Million To Gun Control Campaign

AP | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expan...

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Leaders

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Larry P. Thomas

Over the last year I've subscribed to a number of YouTube channels that have consistently helped me identify new trends, understand best practices, and spot high-impact opportunities. Here is a list of my favorites.

Forbes List -- The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2014

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

Moira Forbes delivered a Trifecta on the track for Thoroughbred Women running and winning and earning success governed by the four Forbes metrics: money, media presence, spheres of influence, and technology.

Bill Gates To Stanford Grads: 'You Can Do Better At This Than I Did'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact

When Bill Gates visited wards full of patients dying from tuberculosis in the South African township of Soweto in the '90s, his heart broke, but his r...

Embrace Your Inner Nerd, But Do It With Empathy

Melinda Gates | Posted 08.16.2014 | College
Melinda Gates

Bill and I thought a lot about what we wanted to say, and we tried to imagine what might be helpful to the graduates, and we came up with a speech about optimism... with a twist. We talked about the times we felt least optimistic.

Women in Business: Q&A with Sarah Merrion Isaacs, CEO of Conventus

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sarah Merrion Isaacs is CEO of Conventus, a national information security consulting firm that protects companies from security attacks and data breac...

The War Against Health Inequity

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

I have seen, first-hand the potential that is unleashed in an individual with a renewed sense of health and hope.

This Toilet Will Zap Your Poo Into Fuel (And Save Lives)

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology

While some engineers are busy perfecting sexting apps, others have turned their expertise to a decidedly less seductive, but more important pursuit. T...

Meet the 15 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy

David Callahan | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
David Callahan

Too often, the quiet power of female philanthropic leaders is overlooked. Again and again, famous rich men are afforded the lion's share of the credit for big gifts or initiatives actually masterminded by their wives or daughters.