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Melinda French Gates' Vision to Remove Barriers Facing Women

Melinda French Gates’ new philanthropic venture, Pivotal Ventures, has a clear vision: ‘Accelerating social progress by removing barriers that hold people back.’

Her vision reflects her passion and the impact it can have on the world. French Gates has the experience, resources, support, and courage to bring her vision to fruition. She knows the value of having a powerful vision. In explaining her vision, she makes it clear that ‘removing the barriers facing women' is a big part of it.

While we may picture her as a confident woman who has had no barriers, her interviews and speeches reveal otherwise. In this video, an interview with Gayle King on ‘CBS Mornings,’ she shares her personal experiences in facing barriers and her concern for women in the U.S. and worldwide. She describes how she lost her voice after leaving college and entering the workplace—an experience most women go through—and how later in life, as a co-creator and active partner at the Gates Foundation, she was ignored by many and had to learn to interrupt to share her experiences and views. We need to join Melinda French Gates in her effort to remove barriers by courageously speaking up on our own behalf and on behalf of all women, giving women a voice and urging them to identify their own vision.


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