Tag: Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates Wants to Create an Alternative to Silicon Valley

Melinda Gates Wants to Create an Alternative to Silicon Valley Billionaire Melinda French Gates wants to create an alternative to Silicon Valley: ‘To change it would be incredibly hard’ By Megan Sauer Melinda French Gates wants to shake up the tech industry, starting in Silicon Valley. The billionaire philanthropist told Fortune this week that the goal of her venture capital firm Pivotal…

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Gates Is Teaming Up With Flatiron Books To Launch A Female-Focused Imprint

BY LAUREN PUCKETT-POP A vocal critic of the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women and marginalized communities, philanthropist and businesswoman Melinda French Gates is making renewed efforts to combat global inequity—but, this time, with a new strategy: books. In partnership with Flatiron Books, part of the larger Macmillan Publishers company, French Gates is launching Moment of Lift Books, an imprint dedicated exclusively to nonfiction about social issues…

Melinda Gates & MacKenzie Scott are Aiding Equality Initiatives

By Madeline Hislop Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Scott have joined forces to donate $US40 million to four organisations that promote gender equality. The billionaire philanthropists donated the money as part of the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge hosted by Pivotal Ventures, the investment company of Melinda Gates. The initiative was supported by MacKenzie Scott, as well as Lynn Schusterman’s family foundation. They gave $US10…

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