Melinda Gates@melindafrenchgates

Philanthropist, businesswoman, mother, passionate advocate for women and girls.

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Melinda Gates

I recently sat down with young activists from Family Planning 2020 to discuss the importance of contraceptives to communities around the world. We can’t afford to waste the ambition, energy, and creativity of our young people – which means we need to connect them with the resources to plan their futures. #ICFP2018


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Thank you, @MichelleObama, for sharing your story. Your character, grace, and candor are an example to all of us. I absolutely can’t wait to read #IamBecoming.


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Sweden’s feminist foreign policy is an example to the world— and that’s due in large part to the work of @teamwallstrom. It was an honor to join her, @robynkonichiwa, and Eva Hamilton in Stockholm this week to talk about how we can create more opportunity for women around the globe.


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@Microsoft’s Bonnie Ross isn’t just telling girls they have a place in tech—she’s showing them they belong at the top of the field. #SheCanSTEM #WomenInSTEM #NationalSTEMDay


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Energized to have voted in an election that has seen such a historic number of women run for office.


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It’s no secret he’s a little nerdy. But what surprised me when I first met him is how funny he is, too. We’ve been laughing together since that very first dinner. Happy birthday, @thisisbillgates! 🎉


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@rebeccajarvis and I had a great conversation on her #NoLimitsPodcast. We talked about what drew me into tech, the worst advice I ever received and more. You can listen at abcn.ws/nolimits


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Working on my new book, The Moment of Lift: researching, writing, and lots and lots of editing. 📚 #MomentofLift


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This #WorldPolioDay, I’d like to honor the countless polio workers like Shams, a vaccinator in Pakistan, whose heroic efforts are helping us reach every last child. Head to my Instagram Story to meet the remarkable individuals working to #EndPolioNow. 📷 @mobeenansariphoto


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I’m so excited to share that my first book, The Moment of Lift, will come out in April. This book is a chance for me to share my story, but more importantly, it’s a chance to share the stories of women I’ve met around the world. Swipe right for a first look at the cover and visit momentoflift.com to learn more. #MomentofLift


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One highlight from my trip to Indonesia: visiting a startup called @gojekindonesia, which created a popular platform for ride hailing, mobile payments, and other on-demand services. I loved hearing from women about how these digital tools have opened up new opportunities for them to earn an income and grow their businesses.


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Happy #DayoftheGirl! This year, I’m celebrating with my new friends from @sesamestreet, Zari and Raya. Here’s our message to girls around the world. #IDG2018


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