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Melinda French Gates

Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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 Melinda French Gates Biography

Melinda French Gates is a philanthropist, businesswoman, and global advocate for women and girls.

Melinda developed an early interest in computers while taking an advanced math class at the Ursuline Academy, a Catholic school for girls. She went on to pursue this interest in college, earning a bachelor's degree in computer science from Duke University in 1986. The following year, she obtained a master's in business administration, with a focus in economics, from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

She took a job at Microsoft Corporation in 1987 and later married Bill Gates, in 1994. That year, she and her husband co-founded what was later to become the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2006 she restructured the organization. In 2012 she pledged $560 million toward improving access to contraception for women in poor countries.

As the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda sets the direction and priorities of the world’s largest philanthropy. She is also the founder of Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company working to drive social progress for women and families in the United States.

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Melinda French Gates

Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Melinda French Gates Biography

Melinda French Gates is a philanthropist, businesswoman, and global advocate for women and girls.

Melinda developed an early interest in computers while taking an advanced math class at the Ursuline Academy, a Catholic school for girls. She went on to pursue this interest in college, earning a bachelor's degree in computer science from Duke University in 1986. The following year, she obtained a master's in business administration, with a focus in economics, from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

She took a job at Microsoft Corporation in 1987 and later married Bill Gates, in 1994. That year, she and her husband co-founded what was later to become the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2006 she restructured the organization. In 2012 she pledged $560 million toward improving access to contraception for women in poor countries.

As the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda sets the direction and priorities of the world’s largest philanthropy. She is also the founder of Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company working to drive social progress for women and families in the United States.

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    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair and co-founder Melinda Gates sits down with CNBC's Becky Quick on creating networks for women ...
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    The theme of ChefConf 2018 was “Do Change”, and nobody embodies the possibilities of change for global impact like the Bill and Melinda ...
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  • How much does it cost to book Melinda French Gates?

    Booking fees for Melinda French Gates, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Melinda French Gates, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Melinda French Gates?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Melinda French Gates for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Melinda French Gates for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Melinda French Gates or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Melinda French Gates or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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  • Melinda Gates On Global Health And Investing In Women - YouTube
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair and co-founder Melinda Gates sits down with CNBC's Becky Quick on creating networks for women ...
    ChefConf 2018 Keynote: "Do Change" with Bill & Melinda Gates ...
    The theme of ChefConf 2018 was “Do Change”, and nobody embodies the possibilities of change for global impact like the Bill and Melinda ...
  • Melinda Gates and her hope for women & girls - YouTube
    At CNNMoney's American Opportunity breakfast, Melinda Gates tells CNN's Poppy Harlow why she has committed her life's work to advancing ...
    Melinda Gates: Let's put birth control back on the agenda
  • Melinda Gates Keynote: London Summit on Family Planning | Bill ...
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