Melinda French Gates
As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda French Gates shapes and approves foundation strategies, reviews results, advocates for the foundation’s issues and helps set the overall direction of the organization.
She meets with local, national, and international grantees and partners to further the foundation’s goal of improving equity in the United States and around the world. She also uses many public appearances, including speeches, interviews, and articles, to focus attention on these issues.
After joining Microsoft Corp. in 1987, she