TEDxChange, themed “Positive Disruption,” kicks off shortly — at 9am (PDT) at the Gates Foundation campus in Seattle, Washington — and anyone, anywhere is invited to watch along through the livestream at TED.com or via TEDxChange.org. Yesterday, we gave you three reasons to tune in and shared with you the amazing speakers who’ll take the […]Continue reading
Why you should listen
As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda French Gates helps shape and approve foundation strategies, review results, advocate for foundation issues and set the overall direction of the organization.
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them a chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to dramatically improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
Melinda Gates’ TED talks
Melinda Gates on the TED Blog
TEDxChange, happening this Wednesday, April 3, is a global conversation on some of the most pressing and intractable health and equity issues in our world today — like access to clean water, to schools, to medicine, to technology and to information. Overall, the event will deliver inspiration to those who have the courage to believe […]Continue reading