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Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

Birthday: August 15, 1964 in Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth Name: Melinda Ann French
Height: 168 cm

Melinda Gates was born on August 15, 1964 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Melinda Ann French. She is known for her work on Smarter Every Day (2011), CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) and CNN Newsroom (1989). Sh ...Show More

Melinda Gates
You can have the best vaccines for a woman or her child, but if you can't get her to come and get th Show more You can have the best vaccines for a woman or her child, but if you can't get her to come and get them then they won't work. Hide
I think the Americans need to understand that a lot of times the children are bored in school, and t Show more I think the Americans need to understand that a lot of times the children are bored in school, and that is why they are not staying in. Hide
I think it's very important that we instill in our kids that it has nothing to do with their name or Show more I think it's very important that we instill in our kids that it has nothing to do with their name or their situation that they're growing up in; it has to do with who they are as an individual. Hide
We started this mostly from an intellectual place. We started this mostly from an intellectual place.
All lives have an equal value. All lives have an equal value.
My background was computer science and business school, so eventually I worked my way up where I was Show more My background was computer science and business school, so eventually I worked my way up where I was running product groups - development, testing, marketing, user education. Hide
I learn in a different way. I learn experientially. I learn in a different way. I learn experientially.
I'm wholehearted about whatever I do. I'm wholehearted about whatever I do.
But we also believe in taking risks, because that's how you move things along. But we also believe in taking risks, because that's how you move things along.
It is still just unbelievable to us that diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child deaths in th Show more It is still just unbelievable to us that diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child deaths in the world. Hide
Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking y Show more Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio. Hide
I realized that the only way to get into a good college was to be valedictorian or salutatorian. So Show more I realized that the only way to get into a good college was to be valedictorian or salutatorian. So that was my goal. Hide
Government funding that's coming from the United States is making a huge difference on the ground in Show more Government funding that's coming from the United States is making a huge difference on the ground in the developing world. It's really palpable - it's making a huge difference saving lives. Hide
There's a false perception that women in Africa somehow don't love their babies they way we do, don' Show more There's a false perception that women in Africa somehow don't love their babies they way we do, don't grieve their loss the way we would. That is simply not true. Hide
I'm constantly saying to myself, 'I'm lucky I was born in the United States.' I'm constantly saying to myself, 'I'm lucky I was born in the United States.'
We have to be careful in how we use this light shined on us. We have to be careful in how we use this light shined on us.
Women around the world should have a tool that helps them plan their pregnancies. Women around the world should have a tool that helps them plan their pregnancies.
The premise of this foundation is one life on this planet is no more valuable than the next. The premise of this foundation is one life on this planet is no more valuable than the next.
We would be driving down the street in a place like Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Show more We would be driving down the street in a place like Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and started to see, my gosh, the only people that have shoes are men. Why does that woman have a baby in her belly and one on her back, and she's carrying a huge load of bananas? You start to ask these questions. Hide
We talk a lot in our home together about where we're going, what I'm doing. We talk a lot in our home together about where we're going, what I'm doing.
If your dad believes in you, that's important to young girls. If your dad thinks you would be good a Show more If your dad believes in you, that's important to young girls. If your dad thinks you would be good at math and science, good at business, good at anything, it lifts your confidence and your self-esteem. Hide
You can't save kids just with vaccines. You can't save kids just with vaccines.
I want to live as private a life as I can because of our children. I want to live as private a life as I can because of our children.
If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that st Show more If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped. Hide
Kids are falling through the cracks and nobody notices it. That to me is what's wrong with the schoo Show more Kids are falling through the cracks and nobody notices it. That to me is what's wrong with the school system. Hide
I care much more about saving the lives of mothers and babies than I do about a fancy museum somewhe Show more I care much more about saving the lives of mothers and babies than I do about a fancy museum somewhere. Hide
In the developing world, it's about time that women are on the agenda. For instance, 80 percent of s Show more In the developing world, it's about time that women are on the agenda. For instance, 80 percent of small-subsistence farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are women, and yet all the programs in the past were predominantly focused on men. Hide
On average, women spend about twice as much time as men doing the unpaid work that makes life possib Show more On average, women spend about twice as much time as men doing the unpaid work that makes life possible for everyone, like cooking, cleaning and caring. In developing countries, the gap is even bigger. As a result, women have no time to finish their education, learn new skills, open a business or even go to the doctor. They dream about creating a better future for their children , but they can't spare the hours to put those dreams into action. Hide
After a number of years dating, we decided we were good partners. After a number of years dating, we decided we were good partners.
Sometimes it's the people you can't help who inspire you the most. Sometimes it's the people you can't help who inspire you the most.
There are absolutely lots of teachers who are trying to come into the profession, but they are not a Show more There are absolutely lots of teachers who are trying to come into the profession, but they are not attracted enough to say, 'I'm going to switch careers to do it,' or they are often not retained... because the salaries and the compensation aren't there to make it happen. Hide
Microsoft certainly makes products for the Macintosh. Microsoft certainly makes products for the Macintosh.
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