Philanthropist, businesswoman, & global advocate for women & girls. Co-chair of the @gatesfoundation. Founder of Pivotal Ventures. Author of The Moment of Lift.m-gat.es/3zoWB2C Seattle, WAJoined July 2010
When you’re caring for a loved one who is fighting for their life, the last thing you need to worry about is losing your job.
It's time for Congress to end these impossible choices and pass #PaidLeave. twitter.com/PaidLeaveUS/st…
Yes, we are still fighting for paid family/medical leave to stay in the package as @POTUS promised last week! Thank you, @SpeakerPelosi for keeping the fight on and raising the policy on @CNN this morning! #FamilyCareCantWait
Paid leave is a priority for moderates, conservatives, progressives, it is supported by labor and business. It will unite our country and help every working family in America. You cannot cut paid leave in a pandemic—you make a legacy of it. #PaidLeaveCantWait#BBB
Such an important milestone and a critical step in the right direction. Gender equity and equality are foundational to the economic strength, security, and overall health of our country and our world. This is how we build back better.
The stories we tell shape our world.
With support from my company, Pivotal Ventures, this @womenshistory project will ensure that women's and girls' unique voices and experiences are included in how we tell the COVID-19 story. twitter.com/womenshistory/…
“In taking care of your child, you take care of your community, and you take care of your country.” An urgent message from Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, about the importance of passing #PaidLeave. m-gat.es/3aYQVmc
To end this pandemic, we must ensure that everyone has access to life-saving treatments, no matter where they live.
This commitment will help expand access to the promising drug molnupiravir, but it’s not the end of the story. We need other donors to act.
Colin Powell was a soldier, statesman, and proud son of immigrants, but I knew him best as a global health champion. I admired his leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS and his belief that a brighter future for our country depends on a brighter future for the world.
.@WHO's recommendation of the first malaria vaccine for children in Africa brings us one step closer to a malaria-free world. I'm inspired by the scientists and partners who have dedicated their lives to #endmalaria—starting in 1965 with immunologist Ruth Nussenzweig. twitter.com/HarvardMalaria…
This means putting women at the center and investing in caregiving, affordable childcare, and financial inclusion. It means providing quality education and nutritious food. It means strengthening healthcare systems and making sure everyone has access to a vaccine. 3/4
COVID-19 pushed 31 million people into extreme poverty, and we’re seeing record levels of inequality. While wealthier nations are starting to recover, others lack the resources they need to bounce back. 1/4
This little girl had big dreams and ticked through goals like a to-do list. So when she experienced her first failure, it rocked her confidence.
I wish I could tell her to embrace her shortcomings rather than hide them—they help you become your best self.
I had the honor of speaking at an event in memory of my friend Hans Rosling.
Hans had a gift for using his sharp mind and big heart to serve those often overlooked—especially women and girls. May his example inspire us to keep pushing for the better world he always envisioned.
So excited to partner with @Flatironbooks to launch Moment of Lift Books, a new platform that will publish authors who are working to advance gender equality. I can’t wait to share their ideas with you.
.@hboushey46 is right: The pandemic revealed just how little support there is for U.S. workers who fall ill or need to care for loved ones.
Thankfully, we have a chance to course-correct by passing paid leave. Let’s take it. m-gat.es/3uMzmPi
New research from @LeanInOrg highlights disturbing trends in corporate America. While women stepped up to lead during the pandemic, they are significantly more burned out—& more so than men. Policies and practices must change to retain top talent. m-gat.es/3D6z4Wu
Now is the time to send a clear message to the White House and Congress: We shouldn’t have a budget that leaves women behind. For the sake of our families, our country, and our future, #PaidLeave must stay. /2
Don't wait any longer to contact your representatives. We stand at the cusp of seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide paid family and medical leave for all workers. But #PaidLeave is at risk of getting cut from the final budget package. /1