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Melinda Gates

9 Things You Need to Give Up If You Want to Be Happy and Successful

Elle Kaplan | Posted 04.14.2017 | Business
Elle Kaplan

Stop waiting for happiness and success — you can start achieving them in the present by giving up these toxic things. When we aim to become happ...

Melinda Gates Wrote A Powerful Essay On How Birth Control Empowers Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.07.2017 | Women

“Like most women I know, I have used contraceptives for many years.” That’s how business woman and philanthropist Melinda Gates began her recent...

Stephen Burlingham Going Beyond Art for Youth with Cancer

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

Cancer. The word that terrifies us, at any age. But when a young person is struck by it, it seems all the more tragic. To help cope with this harsh re...

"We cannot close the gender gap without first closing the data gap."

Robyn Norton | Posted 09.15.2016 | Women
Robyn Norton

"We cannot close the gender gap without first closing the data gap." This was perhaps the defining statement at the Women Deliver conference in Cop...

Ideagen Power 100 Exclusive Interview with the UN Foundation's Kathy Calvin with Ideagen's George Sifakis - Part I of the Interview Series

George Sifakis | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
George Sifakis

George Sifakis: Welcome. Welcome to Ideagen, ideas leader radio. Today we have with us an exclusive Ideagen interview with one of the 2016 Power 100, ...

Computers Are For Girls, Too

Melinda Gates | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Melinda Gates

The gross underrepresentation of women in computer science is not just a problem for the girls who are left out. It's a problem for all of us, because we're not benefitting from the creativity girls have to offer.

On Paid Leave, Mark Zuckerberg, And The State Of America's Fathers

Melinda Gates | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Melinda Gates

With Father's Day coming up, I'm going to celebrate my dad, my husband, and especially Mark Zuckerberg.

Failure Is a Part of Success: The Gates Foundation Should Be Praised for Owning Up

Peter Cunningham | Posted 06.03.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

A recent editorial suggested that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been characterized by hubris. It has hedged big bets, hoping its efforts would succeed. It's also suffered failure and for that it's been criticized as having exercised too much influence over education policy.

Current Data Is 'Sexist,' So Bill And Melinda Gates Are Funding Research To Help Women

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact

Data is “sexist,” and will remain so until we get accurate statistics on women and girls, according to Melinda Gates. Because there’s a lack of ...

The Power and Solidarity of Women

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 03.09.2017 | Women
Jill L. Ferguson

In Chapter 13 of Constructing and Reconstructing Gender: The Links Among Communication, Language and Gender

Two Superpowers We Wish We Had

Bill Gates | Posted 02.25.2017 | Impact
Bill Gates

For billions of families around the world, the challenges of energy and time are very different from ours -- and these challenges have a huge impact on their ability to realize their potential.

It's Time To Acknowledge That Parenting Is Real Work

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business

Arguably one of the most powerful things Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has ever done had nothing to do with computers or his charitable foundation. ...

What Sunglasses in New York and Vaccines Have in Common

Kiron Chandy | Posted 02.15.2017 | Science
Kiron Chandy

The effectiveness of vaccines in a population operates just like donning sunglasses in New York. A certain percentage of the population must be wearing them for celebrities to be safe from their adoring fans. In the same way, a certain percentage of the population must be vaccinated for us to be safe from adoring germs.

We're Falling Behind on Family Planning: 5 Ways To Get Us Back On Track

Melinda Gates | Posted 02.03.2017 | Impact
Melinda Gates

While progress is possible, it is not inevitable. If we're going to keep the promise we made in 2012, it's time to step up and get to work.

What's Working: Collaboration & Personalized Learning in the Classroom

Allan Golston | Posted 01.27.2017 | Education
Allan Golston

In 2013, I began experimenting with what's called a personalized model: Instead of receiving instruction solely through traditional lessons, students work independently, in small groups, or with me, either one on one or in small groups for their lessons.

The One Thing Melinda Gates Does Every Day To Ease Stress

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living

Philanthropist Melinda Gates' secret to maintaining her well-being is simple: Prioritize moments of quiet. During an interview at the World Economic F...

Melinda Gates Wishes Donald Trump Would Stop Peddling Garbage Science On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

Philanthropist Melinda Gates blasted Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump this week for his assertions that childhood vaccinations can le...

Melinda Gates Lays Out Her 3 Goals For A Better World

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business

In many ways, the world has gotten better in the last 15 years, as childhood mortality, maternal mortality and poverty have dropped. The urgent questi...

The Woman Who Most Inspires Melinda Gates

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business

Melinda Gates is used to dealing with hard-to-solve problems. The billionaire philanthropist has struggled with the debate over abortion. She has foug...

This Video Nails The Hypocrisy Of The Anti-Vaccination Argument

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

"My child, my choice" is the public cry of parents who are against vaccinating their children. But that choice may be endangering thousands of others ...

My 10 Cent Request to the 'SUPER GIRLS' of Davos

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 10.11.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

October11 was the International Day of the Girl, sadly more than a billion girls and young women had nothing to celebrate. They have not been invited to share the wealth of opportunities that all human beings deserve.

Another Company Offering A Year (!) Of Paid Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

This summer Melinda Gates urged companies to offer more parental leave to their workers. Now she’s taking her own advice. Late last week, the chari...

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

Mark Charles Hardie | Posted 06.22.2016 | 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 05.19.2016 | 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...