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Melinda Gates Tackles Women in Tech Issues

Melinda Gates

"If we don't look at . . . root inequities and we don't talk about them and make them transparent, we won't move forward as a society," Melinda Gates says.


Melinda Gates is a woman in tech. She has a computer science degree from Duke University and worked at Microsoft for about a decade.

So a new issue of focus for Gates — one of the world's most high-profile philanthropists — is perfectly appropriate: women in tech (or the lack thereof).

Gates said she's launching a new initiative focused on females. It'll be separate from the well-known Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

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