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Fresh update on "melinda gates" discussed on Radio From Hell
"Alternative X 96. We recently learned that Bill Gates of his wife, Melinda, are filing for divorce. This may have huge impacts on their joint philanthropic venture, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but I want to reassure you There will be no impact on my charitable organization. These Stephen and Melinda Gates Foundation. Please continue to give generously. We are just months away from finding a cause. We just learned the long before their split. Bill Gates had a reputation for questionable behavior. Yeah, we all remember the Zune. There are some troubling details, including that on at least a few occasions, Gates pursued women who worked for him and Microsoft and that their foundation that is bold to pursue an affair at an office literally named after your marriage, baby. Don't even think about Melinda or look at the exterior of the building or the stationary or our website or your W. Two or Melinda, who's also in this meeting. Here's an example. In 2006 Gates Attendant employee presentation left the meeting and immediately emailed the woman to ask her out to dinner, saying, if this makes you uncomfortable, pretend it never happened. Of course, pretend it never happened was also the model for Windows Vista. Like the majority of troubled marriages. The number one source of conflict was hanging out with Jeffrey Epstein because we're now learning the gates met Epstein dozens of times, starting in 2011 and continuing through 2014. That's after Epstein. Sex crimes were known to the public, although maybe gates didn't know anything about Epstein because he looked him up on being followed. Carrie Jackson on.
Fresh update on "melinda gates" discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz
"And who isn't. Cole's and CVS are the latest retail chain saying that you can go mask was in the store. If you've been vaccinated and you're on your honor, they're just last week targets said that it would not drop its mask requirement. It has since changed its mind. Other stories dropping mass requirements for patrons who say they're vaccinated. Include Wal Mart, Starbucks and Trader Joe's stock futures point to gains after markets got the week started in the red and yesterday closing bell. The Dow was off 54. The NASDAQ was down 50, the S and P slipped by 10 points. WALMART reports that his first quarter earnings beat Wall Street expectations the country's largest retailer posted revenues of more than $138 billion. That's more than $6 billion ahead of the estimates. Gains were boosted by strong demand for groceries. Home builder sentiment remains high despite the higher cost of construction materials. The National Association of Homebuilders says that its index of single family housing is holding steady at 83 for the month of May. Anything about 50 is considered good, strong, positive demand of with buyers coupled with the shortage of existing homes. And that had builders racing to keep up. The association says that home buyers should expect rising prices through the end of this year. As the cause of lumber, land and labor continue to increase the bill Gates reputation as a nerdy do gooder, turning into one that's more like a wolf and nerds clothing. This is based on a Wall Street Journal story about his reported behavior around the office that Microsoft at times, Gates treated the workplace like a pickup spot, which is how he met and began dating his wife, Melinda, back in 1987 earlier This month. The Journal reported that Melinda Gates had been considering a divorce since 2019 after she became upset over Bill's willingness to meet with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein dozens of times. The daily Beast is also reporting that Epstein suggested Bill Gates should leave his wife, Melinda. During some of those meetings after Gates apparently told Epstein his marriage to Melinda was toxic. I'm Mike Power making a weird billionaires. There's a new crypto currency that's called Stop. Ellen was created after Elon musk comments about Bitcoin caused massive sell off and send Bitcoin. Prices plunging Our next money update is that 7 42 Pat ordered K away news radio 7 15 on Colorado's morning news. Time for sports with the K and hanging looking with the absolute last night won game one of the top line for the Avalanche did what they were supposed to do Power in Colorado to a 41 win over the visiting Blues in Game one of their opening round. Seven games serious last night at Ball Arena start the Stanley Cup playoffs. Mikko Rantanen had two assists. Nathan McKinnon had two goals and what would have been a third here? So the corner ransom him back to the point? Gerard McKinnon downtown, maybe a tip out in front of Colorado by two that call courtesy of NBC Sports. It was, in fact, redirected by captain Gabe Landeskog. So Matt got an assist. Landed up with Gordie Howe hat trick. Okay, Ah, goal and assist and a fight when he took exception to a cheap shot on ranting in in the first period. But Landy, who's named first star of the night, is not worried about personal accomplishments. This time of year. Playoffs, is it You know, you start over.
Fresh update on "melinda gates" discussed on The Boxer Show
"Minute with Howard Kurtz. Those who believe the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates would turn into a tabloid story turned out to be right. But it's not in a tabloid The Wall Street Journal confirming that Microsoft board members last year push Gates off the board as they investigated the founder of the software giant over his relationship with a female Microsoft employees. In fact, a woman an engineer had written executives She had a sexual relationship over the years, with Gates going back more than two decades. A spokesman confirmed with the unnamed sources are telling the journal Microsoft received the concern. The latter half of 2019 and Bill Gates saw to initiate an intimate relations with a company employee. Gates, his own spokeswoman says there was an affair almost 20 years ago, which ended amicably, She said his decision really was about wanting to spend more time with his foundation. In a related story, the New York Times, a spokeswoman said. It's extremely disappointing have been so many untruth published about the cause. The circumstances and the timeline Bill Gates is Divorce.
Fresh update on "melinda gates" discussed on Chapo Trap House
"Settled issue. Yeah well bill. Are you putting force kids in the backseat again. I mean we all know. The main problem with the polio vaccine is that it's ip rights strong enough and he's finally gonna fix that he's gonna make sure somebody makes money off of it. It's like you did like. Do you think you invented that the fucker you talking about man finally here it says according to the employee melinda seemed to have the chip on her shoulder because no one really did see her as an equal to bill and her work didn't get as much media attention. It really irritated her. That people were more into bill. I'm sorry what do you expect that one. Yeah like he saw right. Who did the he did. He's guy who stole all the ideas about the computer. He's the guy. Did all the illegal antitrust shit. He's the guy who's taken all the four skins. He's done to work on his name. Please oh man and got her wish now because there are people who were like yes. I stand melinda gates. My husband is also hanging out with jerry. Gave me the courage to stand up this year. Another former employee told the daily beast that epstein was a topic of conversation among staff even in two thousand seventeen three years after the. Men's friendship reportedly fizzled because of concerns that gates's previous ties the epstein could harm his reputation when you work at the foundation your whole job in life is to protect and preserve and build up the reputation of bill and melinda gates. The person said. I think that's why it's still came up. It's everybody in the fucking building. Knew what was going on every fucking single person which is insane to me like i mean a patio. Melinda gates is such a fucking hero now. it's like jesus christ took this long to divorce. The guy she if she raised an eyebrow about this back in fucking ten years ago. I guess there's not much money involved. It's very hard. The things move at a glacial pace. Yeah you gotta figure out like who gets who gets the clone slaves that takes a while. Yeah exactly like are beginning to split the space and the shared mega ai. Hard-drive where we're going to upload our consciousness into and died the becomes memorial. How much megabytes is going to be. That diet that they get uploaded into the cloud and they're like in the same cyber chamber. Whatever the fuck for no that's like parent trap like there's going to be a parent trap thing where like all of them are like immortals evil spirits but their kids are like. Oh my god we should put them in the same blood crystal get back together. Morphing into lovecraft in great ones. Oh my we both have to be the awful. God of the cosmos amygdala. This is never gonna work. But then they fall in love again. They get their groove back. They fall in love again. You know and like you know. Being being being ever having every atom in their body pulled apart by like the great abyss taught them they. They found that lev enjoy. You know that flirtation that sparked was there when they first started dating. It's like you know what we had. We had problems are awful terrestrial bodies but now that we've made bloodborne real and work rate ones found out why we i fell in love. It was human misery. We of somehow forgotten that over all those years. We got all the human misery that we were all that all that psychic anguish that we would huff like fucking gasoline. We finally realized. Oh yeah. that's what gets us off louis. One from own negates his marriage. Jeffrey in boys.
Fresh update on "melinda gates" discussed on Chapo Trap House
"The daily beast headline jeffrey epstein gave bill gates advice on how to end quote toxic marriage sources. Say person who inside bitches and a bitch at all a person who attended meetings at down house said gates enjoyed holding court their holy shit our melinda gates his lawyers. Npr people putting built the fucking ringer. Right now jesus christ. Yeah it's like what the fuck. I mean this is a. She's gonna get like a zillion dollars no matter what i mean. What are they trying to make sure that she gets the davinci codex that he has or something. This entire thing has been funny because it's like seeing how much people default into just everything being like one of their stories where it's like. Oh and the bill and melinda gates relationship. There was a good guy in one of them as the protagonist relationship was. Let's check out of the story set here. It says a bachelor sex offender. Jeffrey epstein gave bill gates advice on ending his marriage with melinda after the microsoft co-founder complained about her during a series of meetings at the money managers mansion. According to to people familiar with the situation gates use the gathering at epstein. Seventy seven million dollar new york townhouse as an escape from what he told epstein was a toxic marriage a topic. Both men found humorous person. Who attended the meetings told the daily beast the billionaire met epstein dozens of times starting in two thousand eleven and continually three thousand fourteen mostly at the financiers manhattan home a substantially higher number that has been previously reported their conversations took years before bill and melinda gates announced this that they were splitting up. I think what's funny about that. Is he loved holding court at jeffrey epstein's mansion and he love complaining about the melinda you know hit the shaken the rolling pin adam or whatever in two thousand and eleven thousand fourteen. Like this is Years after he had like served jail time for being a sex offender. You know what. I mean like like a lot of these stories are they're just like I found his lifestyle very interesting. It was just like you were hanging out with this guy. After it was like public record that he had gone to jail for soliciting a teenager for sex. You haven't he also had a lot of really good a relationship advice. Not a lot of you can say that you know those are those are precious. Resources will jeffrey epstein. The real reason he was rich and like had all those friends was that he was actually like hitch was based on him for the rich people he was not doing the sexual style salts. That's why leon black gave him like a billion fuck in dollars. He's like you save my marriage. You taught me how to dance. Funke's so.
Melinda Gates Reportedly Consulted With Divorce Lawyers Since 2019
"The split between Bill Melinda Gates, which was announced last week has been in the works. Apparently for some time. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Melinda Gates began consulting with divorce lawyers nearly two years ago. The couple hasn't said what prompted the divorce, But sources familiar with the billionaire couple say, Ah, concern for Miss Gates was her husband's dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Mr. Gates has only said in public that he has met with Epstein and doesn't have any business relationship or friendship with him. The couple has agreed to divide their assets. It's a fortune estimated at $130 Billion
Bill and Melinda Gates Are Splitting Up
"And finally little sad news in the marriage department guess you heard about bill gates and melinda gates. They are getting divorced thank you. That is the exact appropriate response to that But know they lived in a sixty six thousand square foot house. It's so hard to keep a long distance relationship together. And you know they were having problems and bill gates said. They were traveling problems connecting and he called his. It guy and he said they just weren't compatible
Bill, Melinda Gates' split after 27 years of marriage
"Final topic is that one of the people. I follow on twitter posted quote after a great deal of thought a lot of work on our relationship. We have made the decision to end our marriage over the last twenty seven years. We have raged three incredible children and built foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation. But we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives melinda gates and bill gates and had a a reaction or to wonder about you brian. How did you what what went through your mind when you heard the news. The only point of comparison. I can really think of with. This is two thousand. Nineteen when jeff bezos split from his. Wife mackenzie scott and she immediately started donating to a number of different Philanthropic causes but that couple when they split really didn't have the philanthropic reach that bill and melinda gates do clearly so i think melinda gates from what i understand of that foundation really does get involved with decisions. That are involved. That happened there. And i get the feeling that if she wants to make any changes to what this foundation does. It's going to involve a lot of time in planning but i really think this is one of those stories where it is. Certainly something personal. I'm sorry that it happened. But i also look at this as something that really could affect a lot of things when i think about philanthropy when i think about public policy and how that's by these dollars that's coming in this is potentially something really big. We're talking about here.
"melinda gates" Discussed on Who? Weekly
"The caller who. I was about to call her who i was about to call. Ron i get. I just think that the reason people gas at this is not because they're love so special you gas at this because they're fucking richest helder the richest people on the fucking planet. They're two of the richest people on the planet. Money is always the question after divorce and this money is what you gasp that so much money to be divided divorce is going to be fascinating to watch is gonna take a million years to get resolved. We love we love a dramatic. You know epic divorce. Not that i think these two are going to be like finding out in the courts. But there's just so much money here has to be unpacked. But i do think. I do think there foundation is them me the foundation has demi sure. I'd say if you said do you know who melinda gates as you would say okay. Yeah i would choose them but like she's not famous and that like we don't really know much about this woman other than that she's married to. Bill gates is extremely rich. Philanthropist that's enough. I guess that's enough but she's them enough. Hello hoda kotb copy. Who are then. I thought them. But i should my partner a picture of them after pick for her. They had no idea who i was talking about when i said hoda and no i'm really confused contract kathy. Lee gifford's former partner on the today show former best friend. Now she's jenna bush's best friend. They are the two best friends now. Okay who just adopt. Who adopt did didn't you just adopt last year at age. Fifty four something. How does is great. She's just one of the most likeable people on television are issue them one two three those. Yes yes i think so. I think so like i. We don't have that many like the today show tv personalities. That are but i think she is. Yeah she's hoda. also her name is memorable. She could be monogamous. Yoda whose another hold on me. Right right addictions. Yeah i love when hoda. It's sort of like when gaga puts on her serious classes when hosted a serious journalism. You're like oh right when hoda puts on her glasses. You know it's about to go down in host doing serious journalism. You're like all right. Sweetie she does that she puts on when it's about to go down and now that i like that now that she doesn't have to deal with kathy lee being fucking insane like she used to be kind of the straight woman to kathy. Lee's goofy antics. Like cabbies stop it. Kathy's like knee deep in like some barrel a show just swimming around or whatever and now i feel like she can she can shine on her own kind of thing not playing second fiddle to a crazy woman right. I love this woman so fucking much. Did you see the trouble. She got in a couple of days ago. Who cats no. No she values. They were celebrating that fucking the worst holiday on the world. After it's going to be made may is just like a terrible month for internet memes. I he got. It's gotta be may which may be ready to our talking about may the fourth and she hate that not a holiday and god bless her. Oh my god she said. I just any tuesday altitude a little earlier but it can't be said enough the fourth be with you. It is may the fourth this may the fourth be with you to all the trek. He's in the.
"melinda gates" Discussed on Who? Weekly
"Does that mean one that he is the most fana- ruben and to does being the most famous of your name make you an automatic them also. I had a roommate to her. Mom was a dick. Clay can span and ended up sitting next to reuben stuttered on an airplane and apparently use really rude and says she told him that she voted for clay. Okay well You know good form. Bella thorne by probably the reason ruben stuttered as rude is because people go up to him and say. I voted for clay. Look like give. Ruben is rude because he's known for one thing and people shouted at him daily. Like of course. He's rude but to answer your question rubin. Stuttered is not the most famous the most famous. Ruben is the sandwich rubinstein's second most famous ruben. They're spelled differently but pronounced. He's definitely number two a very close number two. But like when you think of ruben. Tell me you don't think of the sandwich. I love corn beef. You know beef so much. And it has lindsey. It has it. Has one of our favorite sandwich spreads on it. What i mean. It's technically russian dressing but it sounds on island. that's all the same dressing. It's manning's mix like relish and ketchup. Well as the true heads. No when you get a burger and has special sauce on it. That's also thousand island dressing so really we love any type of sandwich thousand on it all the same. It is all the reuben sandwich. If you're out here mixing mayo and and catch up on anything. You're eating thousand island dressing and we support you. You're part of your part of a time honored tradition. You know what you're just participating in culture by mixing as and catch it is culture. It's on high culture but it is culture like me as a kid at a restaurant asking my mom to make thousand island dressing are mixing. It always like live so live on the spot like a live next. You're like ten years old. man. I don't wanna do it. Down corned beef. No oh my goodness really really scrolling through google images of just like fully salad. They look so good. Okay ruben studder. He's on camera now. How much does it cost seventy five dollars. Oh that's that's a good price and has incredible reviews. We gotta do the cameo game again. Where you guess. How much people are you know what lindsay what just pick some random ones that are on the homepage and then you see if you can guess how about that. You want to give you a number and its prices right rules. I can't go over. Douglas over yes okay. We're gonna start here. We're going to start here because they're people we've talked about. Recently tiffany pollard. How much is a cameo from tiffany pollard. New york herself hundred bucks. Okay you get one extra guests since you didn't go over your low to fifty you're over. Its one fifty k. Great clo- hundred. Close she's a she's definitely a she's definitely in over one hundred star. Yeah maybe i agree i. If she was at one hundred she would get gangbusters business. Inversely that's a hint. How much is lisa del. Campo from netflix's the circle aka lance bass as assistant. Fuck thirty five thirty five dollars..
"melinda gates" Discussed on Who? Weekly
"That's i that's i i ever. Tv roll roll. Well imagine your first ever tv role being a guest. Bob that is quote that iconic. It is that iconic. I know so. I do love. I would say that it does make you as well as be. And then if you've have penetrative sex on a show called the real elbert come on. I mean i'm not in the place to say what that it means. But i think it's great bridget. Moynahan being big exxon sex in the city is as ecomog as having penetrative sex on the hill. I guess yes i sure. Yeah totally shameless wishes. They could create a character as iconic as whitney mixture. I watched the entirety of pollyanna remarried and dating on showtime. I'm very familiar with penetrative sex on television you know. I watched the entirety of homeland on showtime and. No one had penetrative sex while you're making bad decisions and we felt there was no penetrative sex on homeland. Yeah well you should have been watching poly-amorous mary and dating or sorry. The real l word next call. Hi lindsay bobby. Longtime longtime so. I was just watching the first episode of drag race down under and there was a preview for the second episode. Where they're doing snatch game and in the preview one of the queen's was like bendy irwin and then another queen was like. I'm doing been irwin. And then a lot of people kind of like gasped and were looking at each other so i think that it's going to be kind of an issue that there's two people wanting to irwin in the snatch game and drag race down under and i just feel like this kind of refutes that caller who called in from australian like. We don't really care about. Bendy irwin here or like think about her and apparently drag queens in australia and new zealand. Do care about bendy irwin. So i feel like that's worth pointing out and yeah that's it crunch crunch. This does not change. The way that i feel about the original caller love her to death. The australians don't care about warren caller but eighty is hilarious that in the premier for rupaul's drag race down. Unbe there literally is a scene where to drag queens are like i'm doing windier. No i'm doing bundy earn. And you're like tell me that you guys aren't obsessed with. I think they know that the audience is most is international so like they are kind of like. We need to pick people that people will know and a lot of the times. It's like. who will rue no. you know. That's a very nice interpretation lindsey. I think it means that been deer. When is the most famous person in australia. That's how i'm choosing to interpret this call. We will never ever give up. The little mole hill were standing on. That says that it's the most famous person.
"melinda gates" Discussed on Who? Weekly
"I don't know but it's really funny to me. And i don't want you to look it up because absolutely nuts. Like very worthy of a three hour. Goal okay. That's all thank you. Iii is this the same conspiracy as like averill levin or like you know other replacement lady gaga has a replacement conspiracy is with her too. We do love. Paul mccartney we love replacement conspiracy this slightly different. Because when you dig in when you really get into the weeds at this conspiracy theory which i spent at least an hour trying to figure it out. Yes it's inscrutable. It's also a fifteen year old conspiracy that has not died down to the conspiracy has only gotten more complex and more tangled as the years have gone by. It's a conspiracy people. Bring up tim. Sometimes they've been bringing it up to him. Sense two thousand five video of people being like so. What's about what's this whole deal about people saying that you're not you and that you have jamie he is. He is different than when he first came out. But that's because his career he kind of created this like Tau this like a speaking circuit career on top of the rockstar. So people are. Why is this guy all of a sudden doing this like motivational speaking when he used to just be in a rock band or whatever which by the way when i was putting the party hard clip in the episode song is so good i was like this is worth the hype that we gave it at the time. It's so fun. It's so weird it so of the time like it's just great it's vintage to it's just it's great. Since about four years. After he came onto the scene this conspiracy has sort of like shadowed him. And he's about it. He doesn't think it's funny. I don't normally talk about it and it's something that i'm not really supposed to talk about too much because it doesn't it doesn't help I i don't know what something else. Yeah i don't know what else to say. If there. i'm sorry. I didn't mean to broach was Entirely pleasant see that to me is actually probably the main evidence that it's arabia real. Because he he doesn't he has a sense of humor but he doesn't play along with this specific joke. He does not like it. Larry king brought it up in an interview with andrew. W k like five years ago. And you can tell that. Andrew w k did not expect it from larry king and it all goes back to the credit. That's on his first album as a producer on the album on i get wet and his name is steve mike with to ease s. t. e. v. Mike and everything sort of centers around this person. And it's like who is steve. Steve mike one person is steve. Mike andrew w k is steeped mike a collective of people up group of creatives or artists. Who are sort of in control of the andrew w k character persona caricature and again getting into this would require a ten episode podcast on its own. But it's really fun. Do you think that maybe the truth is not that. He's a new guy. But that there was a collective creating a little bit slow and like the andrew w k. Hey rock star was maybe a bunch of guys ideas and said. Let's like make this like throwback. Maybe he was kind of involved with a collective now is like i don't want that to be it definitely seems like it could be in also. Yes sorry keep going with evidence because this last one is kind of crazy. I didn't think about this at all if you wanna read. There's a very popular gawker blog about this. That sort of sums it up very succinctly but if you want to go deep just search stereo gum andrew w k conspiracy and you will get a maybe. It's at least five thousand words. I mean it must be by by. It's a very detailed timeline. That includes most things that andrew said publicly about this and it goes into some of the most prominent conspiracy theories and they unpacked the conspiracy theories. But something. that's really fun about. I mean that's ultimately what i gleaned from this. Oh so literally the guys. Peace and sarah gum does kind of say like he wasn't replaced but he definitely is not as authentic as maybe he makes. It seems yeah because even when you dig into it and again this would take up hours but when you dig into it. He's on record as saying like. I'm not who i was but in a very artists sti performance anyway. So it's like. Oh i started out as one thing. I was this piece of performance. I have evolved but explaining that i think is very complicated and i mean gaga is performance. Art kind of says like i am. I am art. But i'm pop art like i'm an art. I'm a piece of art. That is a pop star. I don't know you really frame that whatever you waiting want. And so. But i thought the kicker of this was really funny because in the entire peace he is constantly compared to version of andy warhol and version of andy. Kaufman and w k are the initials of his last name. Hyphenated last name. His last name is wilkes crier and his father's name is really james cryer. Okay but there's something clever here. The he writes when andrew w casings. Don't call me and e mail so he's talking about and maybe that's what he's saying maybe he's saying. Don't call me andy warhol. Maybe he's also saying. Don't call me andy kaufman. Or maybe simply. Don't call me. Andy warhol kaufman. His name is andrew. W k like. I feel like it's it's either a crazy coincidence or something intentional. He intentionally used. W k as the short name because it could mean these things i mean again. This is all very is very galaxy brain. I get it pop so your favorite candy before you read this thing because it really is like fun to read about. But i'm going to play a clip of the larry king interview. He doesn't like talking about it. Yeah but i think he does like talking about because the origin story that he has presented to the world is not true fully. there are a variety of theories regarding your identity many claiming that you're no longer the same andrew w k that somehow in middle of the year two thousand five be originally andrew w k went somewhere and a new andrew w k they. You're not the same person you were. How do you respond to all of this..
"melinda gates" Discussed on Who? Weekly
"Know about the celebrities you don't i'm bobby finger on weber and this is who's there are weekly call in show where we take your questions comments and concerns at six one nine who them. This is the first call because it's the breaking news. Are you week leave. Long time question. Why is in sweeney fair housing housing with the offense ram. Just really confused by the connection. Come on tonight. I'm guessing want to know what you're not. I mean Crunch crunch women balloons comey. No you'll need up by a lot of sign off. Sounds like you're from australia. The stressed me out. I have to say between australian accent. And all of them jumbled together. I was like this is like actually. I don't doesn't sound familiar. That think you need to know but all the people at this party is that yes they are all you are correct but the other thing about it is that they are also all new york them's and every vaccinated new york them went to this party. Lower tried to go to this party because a lot of them were denied. It's funny 'cause even i have a source of someone who was at that party a direct source. It was two nights ago. Who is texting us about the party itself. An that's just so exciting because it hasn't happened in like a year that you've had a source that what's really interesting about this party. Is that if you know leah mcsweeney. She is on the real housewives of new york. Which was this was. Her premiere party for the show which premiered two nights ago which was less eventful than the party itself in scenes. But that's fine. What's funny about it. Is that real housewives of new york. Hasn't been this exciting young. Even though i wouldn't say liam liam mcsweeney is the youngest. She but she's so much younger than the other ones. Your housewives basically has never inspired a cool premiere party in its entire run like until now you know. This party had lord.'. Madonna's daughter had azalea banks had cory kennedy. Which is literally name. We won't get into. But if you live in new york at a certain time you know but like i literally had like the quote unquote who's who of new york out mingling for the premiere of show that is not even that relevant as as relevant and i think even more importantly it got party coverage that is so. I don't know it feels nostalgic. It feels dated at this point because we haven't seen this in a while to page six covered it and it was in the east village. Davor so happy. They were so thrilled to get a quote insane party. And here's here's a line that says people in the city are desperate to party. The party was insane every attendee visit. You realize the party was insane. One attendee told us everyone was getting turned away at the door. I've never seen new yorkers not respect the boundary of adore person before and then it says the party was supposed to hold one hundred people one hundred seventy five people. Rsvp and so the bouncer was letting people in and out but then of course that makes people angry and then of course things get too crowded. There's a problem because they would leave the party in the knock it lead in because they were not. There's too many people back in the party. But the selfie that was snapped around the world was the one that liam exciting herself took of lord.'. and azalea taking selfies of each other. So you see as alias. Phone laura's his tongue out her middle fingers up and sales giving a great look and a great dress. also i'm fully obsessed with other attendees included z. Way shadows new show showtime soon cat. Martin nell kelly control on cory kennedy who eventually gabriel. Twos the guy who sells vintage clothes vintage clutch. I've showed you him on instagram april and drag personalities. Lexington banks dot deville. I guess there was a drag performance. From what my friend said. There was a great drag performance. But just realize to me i have to say i love it and i have to say this comes at the timing for the mayor to announce like oh. We're going to do full capacity again soon. 'cause like this party needed it desperately and then there was a picture i told you this this morning. There's a picture of zulia. Banks an sean glass. Who via like a few clicks. I'm guessing. Is philip glasses son because he also does music. And they're like congratulations leah. Love azalea and sean some like zulia banks is dating this like respected musician guy. Or whatever i mean i guess. I'm not surprised but this is just crazy. He's not fill up glasses son. He's a music industry. Executive named daniel. Glasses son. I have a feeling i have a feeling that all of these glasses are related. Right i'm like it's gotta be. He just looks like he is but anyway so that that was on her instagram recently. And i was like no even though i really didn't know who he was. Also leave it to zelaya banks to date someone who's essentially named george glass. God my boyfriend george glass. My boyfriend's sean glass. Sean glass George glass phillips towards glass. Oh my god. This party looked amazing. I've never been to a party like this but you know what member for like a year. The thought of parties made you angry like people are having parties like when my upstairs neighbors would have parties and you know the debt of the summer i was like. Oh my god now. I love to see a party. I mean i. I would try not to get mad but it was frustrating because i love parties. If i didn't love parties. I would be like who gives a shit. Unfortunately i love parties. Let's move on to some comments. We have a lot of comments. Here's the first. One hines about a For semi game time I just thought it was kind of funny. That you're talking about andrew w k being a who are that Because he's literally. There's this like. I guess it's a conspiracy theory i don't even know. But there's this whole thing about how somewhere around like the mid early two thousands. The original andrew w k was replaced by actor. And like it's really to fucking but bunkers those other get into but like depth but but it they're gonna sing like proof of like pictures of him and she doesn't want versus before and it's like this guy this new values in our w k. I don't even know what this is like. He might just be working out..
"melinda gates" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Microsoft co founder bill gates and his wife. Melinda gates have announced that they're divorcing after twenty seven years of marriage. The couple have three children and they are the co founders of the bill and melinda gates foundation which forbes has called the world's largest private charitable foundation. So what will this divorce mean for the future of the foundation and its philanthropic mission our health and science reporter. Betsy mckay betsy. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me. that's i. How surprising was the divorce announcement. And what do we know now about the circumstances behind it. It was very surprising. And it's very sad. Bill and melinda have a very public partnership and marriage. They have worked together side by running their foundation for twenty years. They've been married for twenty seven years and you know they have been really committed to their work very inspiring to people and the circumstances leading to it. Melinda filed for divorce yesterday in washington. State calling the marriage irretrievably broken. There aren't a lot of details known at this point. Let's talk about the bill and melinda gates foundation. It's been around for twenty years and has tackled global health. Crises like aids and malaria women's health even covid nineteen. Tell us a little bit more about the work that it does and the importance that it has so. The foundation plays a huge role in particularly in global health. You know it. Also funds work in education and agricultural development and its overarching goal is to end poverty and reduced to seize around the world. They have been very focused on some key areas including polio eradication developing aids vaccine now eradicating malaria over the years bill and melinda have kind of carved out areas that are of particular interest in focus to them and melinda has really made a priority out of gender equity and gender issues. You know the foundation has been a powerful force in that area and family planning around the world in equality for women around the world and particularly during covid nineteen. Melinda has done a lot to. I raise awareness of the fact that women have suffered disproportionately from the economic impact of covid nineteen and to try to address that it's always been called the bill and melinda gates foundation. How is that partnership played out in operations. What have their roles been up until now so bill and melinda are co chairs of the foundation. They run it equally. They each have their areas of interest but they participate in in all of the aspects of the foundation together so it really has been an equal partnership. This divorce raises quite a few questions about the future of the foundation. Who will run it. How it'll be paid for. What do we know now. And what still unknown at this point so bill and melinda said publicly yesterday in their statement that they will continue to work together in the foundation every indication so far from people i've talked to is that is the case they will continue to remain co-chairs. They've pledged the bulk of their wealth to the foundation and intend to give it away during their lifetimes. It doesn't appear that that will change. And they have you know such a commitment and they've made such an impact and such voice that they really have every reason to continue to do so wall street journal health and science reporter betsy mckay. Thanks for being with us. Betsy thank you. And finally top business executives administration officials and policy experts gathered virtually for the wall street journal. Ceo council today along with discussing the most pressing issues in their fields. Some of the leaders said they were suffering from something. many people can relate to zoom fatigue. Here's j. p. morgan chase ceo jamie dot about to cancel resume as i just think. Just i'm i'm done with it you know and like i. I'm going to boston today. I went. I went to california for three days this six months ago and i met with one hundred or one hundred and fifty people all outside all safe. I met with a women's group venture capitalist private equity investors Ceo's tech people. You see to see my bankers and action over a glass of wine. Their clients tell me the truth about. Why did a piece of business or why. We didn't a lot of the tech people telling me that we should be using more of this in our data centers and more of that have to two and a half days. I go your brimming with ideas and thoughts and you don't get that from the world. Of course we had to get comment from zoom zoom. Ceo eric wants speaking with our deputy chief. News editor. darin everson. Do you get some fatigue yourself. Eric how i do. I can tell last april on a pig a day. I had a total one. Nine teams do meetings. I'm so tired of that. So i do have immediate so i do not have any anymore. I think i feel much more comfortable. You can read and watch.
Britney Spears Criticizes 'Hypocritical' Documentaries About Her Life
"Britney spears posted a ninety second ash real to her instagram account. Yesterday you know. I just hope years as well. I think we both fear that she is not. But i have been a lot of chatter about britney as a result of the various cases that are going on and also about her conservatorship and then of course the new york times hulu special. This was sort of her post to respond to all of that and it is a basically her dancing. I have some questions about the various room. She's in jim directly addresses the fact that there are these documentaries that are you know. There's supposedly kind of rewriting the story on her trying to explain how she was like unfairly. Covered in sexual is at a young age. But they're still affecting her And she also calls out. Someone named billy be who. I didn't know who that was and i had to ask you. I was like billy bush because she says i don't actually talk to billy be at all so honestly very confused. I still don't completely understand that. But i don't know britney spears's instagram remains very very confounding an endo worthy. I can explain the billy beefing briefly which i also had see research on. But it's a former makeup artist of hers who i believe sometime earlier. This year told i believe page. Six that britney spears resolve is not responsible for the written content on her instagram. Because since the new york times hulu special there has been a lo- a lot of focus on her instagram and within that special they feed or some people who a give a lot of focus to her instagram. Even before it that i would say it was not my favorite part of that documentary. Yeah but she's been making certain elliptical references to the documentary and who speaks for her and who doesn't on instagram and this is the most direct and longest
Bill and Melinda Gates Announce They Are Ending Marriage
"The biggest news of everybody's concerned about is the after twenty three years of marriage the divorce of the bill and melinda gates so that's I don't know where they went wrong. There that's gonna be very
Bill and Melinda Gates Announce They Are Getting Divorced
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Are Splitting up After 27 Years
"And melinda gates are splitting up after twenty seven years of marriage. Here's the tweet. I'm just gonna read it directly from melinda french gates. She says after a great deal on twitter of thought in a lot of work on our relationship we have made the decision to end our marriage over the last twenty seven years. We've raised three three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable people to lead healthy productive lives. We continue share a belief in that mission and will continue to work Continue our work together at the foundation but we no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family. As we begin to navigate this new life signed melinda gates and bill gates
Bill and Melinda Gates Announce They Are Getting Divorced
"The couple revealing today they are ending their marriage after 27 years but will continue working together. Rather Seattle based foundation in share is seen its editor at large 1600 staffers in offices around the world and $5 billion annually being given away. It really remade the way that big philanthropy organizations work door Dash is paying to settle claims that
Bill and Melinda Gates Announce They Are Ending Marriage
"Bill and Melinda Gates calling it quits, ending their 27 year marriage, the Microsoft co founder and his wife Who launched the world's largest charitable foundations. They they will continue to work together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. You can read their statement right now. A w m a l dot
Bill and Melinda Gates Announce Decision to End Marriage
"They're divorcing Microsoft co founder and his wife who launched the world's largest charitable foundation. Saying they will continue to work together at the Bill and Mental Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in identical tweets. They said they had made the decision to end their 27 year marriage, and they asked for space and privacy for their family. Last year, Bill Gates said he was stepping down from Microsoft's board. Focus on philanthropy. It is 5
European Scientists Create First Light-Up Tattoos For You and Your Avocado
"A team of scientists in europe have created what they say is the first light emitting tattoo using oh led based technology which is like the kind used in newer televisions and smartphones especially the folding kind. And well of course. This sounds totally awesome. If a bit frightening the team mostly propose practical uses like alerting an athlete when they're dehydrated or indicating when someone should get out of the sun to avoid getting a sunburn and tattoos for medical use are not unprecedented. I know a couple of people who have replaced their medical bracelets for conditions like diabetes with permanent tattoos on their wrists and radiation therapy often tattoos. Small black on cancer patients skin to use as reference marks for the machines and a handful of in the us tattooed kids with their blood types. During the cold war thinking it could facilitate blood transfusions in the case of a nuclear attack. And that's a real thing that happened. I'll put a link in the show notes if you want to read more about it and sort of grim as that sounds to our modern ears. There are still proposals around to people including children with their medical information. A team from rice university. A couple years ago developed fluorescent quantum dot tattoos that would only be visible through a custom smartphone app. At which time they would show a person's vaccination history something particularly crucial in hard hit rural areas. Where people sometimes don't have paper or digital vaccination records then no one's actually a pretty good idea even if it sounds a little big brother that the offset and unfortunately because of that. It's gotten pulled into a lot of covid nineteen vaccine conspiracy theories even though it's a tattoo not in any way an implant a microchip and not in any way related to the covid nineteen vaccines. It's being cited by conspiracy theorists as evidence that the covid nineteen vaccines are implanting tracking microchips into people. It doesn't help that. The original study was proposed by the bill and melinda gates foundation a lot of conspiracy theorists love to say that bill gates engineered the corona virus. Or something. I only bring all of that up in case you hear about it in relation to this vaccine history. Quantum dot tattoo study. So now you can. Debunk anyone spouting that false claim but anyways back to the light up. Oled tattoos in addition to some practical wellness related uses. The team also expects that they could be used for fashion purposes. Like having a light up tattoo or even fingernails and they could even go beyond humans to be used on produce. The tattoos could go on packaging or on the fruit or vegetable itself to identify when it's gone bad now. If you're imagining how impractical it would be to take a tattoo gun to a tomato. I should clarify that. These tattoos are applied more like a temporary tattoo is quoting university. College london the oled's are fabricated onto temporary tattoo paper and transferred to a new surface by being pressed onto it and dab with water and quotes now as gizmodo notes. Quote the idea of personally augmenting. One skin with glowing. Art isn't new either. But previously this has involved bio hackers implanting technologies like led's beneath the skin and the results don't have much practical use besides attention grabbing or inviting questions about why someone would do that to themselves. This new approach to light emitting. Tattoos is easier to apply more practical and temporary without requiring surgery to have it removed and quotes. So how does this one work well. The flexibility of the oled display is key so that it can move and bend along with the human or fruit skin beyond that quoting again from gizmodo. The electronics of the light emitting tattoos made from an extremely thin layer of electro luminescent polymer that glows when a charges applied measure in at just two point three micrometres thick which according to the researchers is about one third the diameter. A red blood cell. The polymer layer is then sandwiched between a pair of electrodes and sits atop insulating layer which is bonded to temporary tattoo paper printing process. That isn't prohibitively expensive. The tattoos can be easily washed off when no longer needed or wanted using soap and water with a current applied the led tattoos in their current form simply glue green but eventually could produce any color using the same rgb approach that oled screens. Us and quote won't professor franken says saline lead author on the study notes that they've demonstrated a proof of concept that d- tattoos can be made cheaply and at scale. There's still a number of kinks to work out. Like normal temporary tattoos these ones degrade pretty quickly especially when more on a moving human and they still need figure out how to integrate them with a battery or super capacitor in the lab. They're currently hooked up to an external power source so oily tattoos might not become into the public too quickly but the technology is there and it will probably happen before
Bill and Melinda Gates Release 2021 Annual Letter
"Bill Gates says the time is now to prepare for the next global pandemic. His foundation is calling for a costly warlike preparation effort. More from comas. Corwin take when covert 19 arrived in the U. S. A year ago, Bill Gates had already been warning about a global pandemic for years. We're not ready for the next epidemic. He sounded the alarm and a now famous 2015 10 talk queen to do simulations. Term games, not war games. Now in its newly released annual letter, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is urging the world to prepare for the next global health threat as though it were going to war. The gates is say stopping the next pandemic will require military style readiness costing tens of billions of dollars a year. But they say that's a minor expanse compared to the current pandemics. Global cost, which they say is already $28 trillion.
Melinda Gates discusses annual letter from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
"Bill Gates predicted the current pandemic. Now he and Melinda Gates are calling for a global effort costing billions of dollars a year to prepare for the next one. Let's learn more about that from Cuomo's Corwin Hate in the newly released annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the gates and say it is not too soon to start thinking about the next pandemic. And how to mobilize the world's resource is against it. Bill Gates has more than a little credibility on this point, thanks to his Ted talk more than five years ago that warned a pandemic was coming and that the world was unprepared. He then called for the creation of military style strike forces to mobilize against any nation health threats. We need a medic reserve Corps. Lots of people have got the training and background who are ready to go with the expertise and then we need to pair those medical people with the military. Taking advantage of the military's ability to move fast to logistics and secure areas. Now the Gateses are renewing the call for this kind of preparedness, noting it will likely cost billions of dollars a year. The gates is say they like everyone want to return to normal, But one thing they hope never returns is quote our complacency about
"melinda gates" Discussed on Yahoo Finance Presents
"Trading. And get more to help you make the right moves or joining me now. Melinda gates co chair of the gates foundation melinda. Good to see you again. Thank you for taking the time today. Thanks for having me. brian So the foundation is pledging two hundred fifty million dollars in the fight against covid nineteen that is the largest single contribution to the response today. How will the. How will the money be allocated. We're looking at making sure. Our whole goal is to make sure that these vaccines get out to low and middle income countries. So part of this money is going to be used on spent on procuring two hundred million doses of vaccine for low and middle income countries and procuring. One hundred twenty million rapid diagnostic tests for low and middle income countries. How concerned are you about a vaccine nationalism. Because when i see a pledge like this really it's it's forward thinking it's needed but you hear so much talk that vaccines will be concentrated in the us. The uk europe will get their fair share to your point. Really it's so small countries that That will be hurt. I'm deeply concerned. Whenever i hear about vaccine nationalism moral responsibility to make sure everybody gets vaccine. If there's an estimate that says that if only high income countries get vaccine i we're going to see as much death around the world and we're going to have a much much slower recovery of all of our economy's not just the middle and low income but even the high income countries what are some of the barriers to getting the vaccine into the arms of folks in those lower income countries. It's not necessarily just getting the vaccine to the country. How did he get it into the arm. I mean we don't even know we have logistical challenges. Here in the us. I would quote cold chain storage. How could it be done successfully. Well you have to do a lot of good planning upfront. That needs to be happening now but it is possible. We have a global mechanism that was set up about twenty years ago. We were actually be part of setting it up. It's called the alliance for vaccines and immunization what we can do. Is procure vaccines and through gob. He there is a whole distribution system that exists out in low income countries. That it comes to the hub. Let's say in kenya in nairobi and then goes out to all of the country. It's totally possible. You just have to do the planning now. How difficult to to get the vaccine distributed successfully even here in the us. There is a lot of optimism. And it's it's good to hear. We need this vaccine. We needed out. This thought that you could just have the military distribute vaccine and states will do. There just doesn't seem to be any coordination. Well if you empower the cdc in the right way the cdc is completely set up to help make sure that the right things are done in state after state and local region after local region so again it just takes very good planning to figure out which states get it and then upper states to decide. Okay what part of our healthcare workforce gets it at the same time as the elderly and then who gets an after that. But it's completely doable. In a country like the united states. I'm not saying it's easy. But it's absolutely doable. Based on your conversations with leaders across the world is it is a too optimistic to expect half of the population vaccinated for covid by the middle of next year. I think by middle of next year you could see half the half the us vaccinated. Because we have these two. I m rene vaccine's coming but then there are three more that are gonna come very quickly behind that those are even easier to manufacture..
Hackers targeting supply chain that keeps coronavirus vaccines cold, experts warn
"U. S. TECH FIRM. IBM says it has detected systematic hacking of the international vaccine supply chain IBM says theater hackers used fishing techniques targeting firms and organizations in six countries in the hope of gleaning information about how governments intend to distribute vaccines that require supercool temperatures. Our security correspondent is Gordon Correra. IBM says that in September, it's researchers spotted hackers posing as a Chinese company, which is part of the cold chain used by Gabby, the International vaccine alliance backed by UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. IBM says it cannot see any way in which this was a criminal enterprise designed to make money on believes the state was involved, although it does not name any suspects. In the past. Certain countries have been accused of carrying out espionage against vaccine research on this suggests that distribution may now be a target.
Bill Gates looks back at ‘The Road Ahead’ after 25 years and some hit-and-miss tech predictions
"Is sometimes cop to the criticism that on this show. We tend to focus on the horse race between the big tech companies. Who's up who's down. Who like roadblocks might be a godzilla of the future and who like maybe intel seems to be sliding towards being an irrelevant dinosaur of the past. The way i like to think about it is that we're covering the evolution and creative destruction of capitalism in real time keeping score of who's the richest person in the world is probably less relevant to that task but only obliquely so for what it's worth. It's worth noting that elon. Musk has overtaken bill gates to become the world's second richest person behind. jeff bezos. Quoting the verge. The tesla ceo net worth now sits at around one hundred twenty eight billion dollars after increasing by one hundred billion dollars this year alone. There is a sizable gap between. Musk and the number one spot which is currently held by amazon ceo. Jeff bezos who has reported net worth of around one hundred and eighty two billion dollars in january. Musk ranked thirty fifth on the list. Bloomberg reports musk's rapid ascent up. The list has mainly been driven by tesla share price. The car company currently has a market cap of almost five hundred billion dollars after starting the year at under one hundred billion dollars. The guardian reports that tesla has the highest market cap of any car company in the world despite producing a fraction of the cars of more established automakers. This year it expects lose. Five hundred thousand cars compared to around ten million for a company like toyota around three quarters of musk's net worth consists of tesla shares according to bloomberg but musk's other major venture space x has also seen recent success last week the company transported for astronauts to the international space station aboard. It's crew dragon spacecraft that follows the company's first crewed flight to space in may of this year bill gates sat atop the billionaires index for years until he was overtaken by jeff bezos in two thousand seventeen bloomberg notes. That gates would probably have a higher net wealth right now if he hadn't given so much money to charity including the over twenty seven billion dollars. He's donated through the bill and melinda gates foundation since two thousand six gates. Moscow have had some high profile disagreements this year in september. Musk said gateshead quote no clue about the viability of electric trucks after the microsoft co-founder said that electric semi trucks along with electric cargo ships and passenger jets will probably never be practical earlier. This year gates told cnbc that musk should avoid making big predictions about areas. He's not familiar. After the tesla's ceo downplayed the risk of the covid nineteen pandemic. Musk overtook facebook. Ceo mark zuckerberg last week when he became the third richest person on. The billionaires index zuckerberg has since fallen to fifth in the rankings. After he was overtaken by french businessman bernard arnault and quote
Bill Gates says U.S. failure to contain coronavirus 'mind-blowing'
"Co founder Bill Gates says it's quote, mind blowing that the United States hasn't Dunmore to slow the spread of the Corona virus. Speaking at the Bloomberg New Economy form the co founder of the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation. Did highlight some progress being made on covert 19 vaccines. The on Lee thing they've done well is they funded more R and D not just for US based companies, but for companies around the world, including a lot of these European constructs. And you know that was a good thing that was Ah, favorite to the world. The rest of it. The U. S is sort of the back of the pack The diagnostic work. We did the messaging. Even today, the messaging is reaching a new level of incoherence. Mr. Gates added. It's too soon to say whether Kobe 19 will be fully eliminated.
Ukraine's Zelenskiy hospitalized due to COVID-19
"Virus. Vladimir Zelinsky, the president of Ukraine, who became a household name in the United States last year, has now been hospitalized with covert. 19 Zelinsky confirmed he tested positive on Monday and first went home to recover but has now been hospitalized as a precaution. Three other top officials in Ukraine of also tested positive, including Zelinsky, its top aide, the finance minister and the Defense minister. I'm Bill's Emperor Melinda Gates says the foundation
Shot to Prevent H.I.V. Works Better Than Daily Pill in Women
"A new study suggests a shot of an experimental medicine every two months works better than daily pills to help keep women from catching HIV, ABC Chuck's Iverson. The injection of the drug was 89% Mohr, effective at preventing HIV infection from an infected sex partner than Truvada pills, although both reduce that risk is a boon for AIDS prevention efforts, especially in Africa, where the study took place and where women have few discreet ways of protecting themselves from infection. A similar study involving gay men had the same results. The drugs being developed by a group of entities, including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, the US National Institutes of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
"melinda gates" Discussed on Yahoo Finance Presents
"Her teachers right so he's asked us to come together just as part of a coalition. Because we've been working in the state to think about. What might we do now with education? You know some kids are successfully going online and are keeping up their learning gains. Many many are not in are falling behind and so we need to look out. You know where our teachers in the public school system who are being effective. How're they doing it? How can we help them? Spread their lessons to public school teachers. How can we help? Low income kids have access to broadband to a computer and then to great teaching. There are many great teachers out there but not everybody does go online. I have to say even I struggle some days with all the different platforms right that we're using online these days and so we need to support teachers and they can support one another your husband bill. recently tweeted win. President trump announced. He was freezing funding for. Who does it really rise to the level where you feel? You guys need to respond. Maybe not I shouldn't be asking YOU TO SPEAK FOR BILL. But but does it rise to the level where you guys feel compelled to respond like that bill and I both came out strongly with our voices on purpose in favor of the. Who We know the World Health Organization. It's not perfect but we have worked with them for over twenty years they are the organization that was set up by the after the world word last World War by the United Nations to deal with health around the world and so it makes no sense in the time in a time of crisis to say you're going to pull back on a partner. Yes the would be time later for a post mortem and for some changes and to make things even better but that is the institution we rely on. So we feel that when you're in a crisis and you know a partner is good and robust you stand up for what's right and you stand up for your partners and guess what. Who it has a whole. It's whole member set of the United Nation country. But they stand up for everybody else in the world so of course we're going to stand up for them. That's what's right you mentioned. You founded the foundation twenty years ago and focuses primarily on healthcare which looks prescient. Now I mean you could have done climate change or something else. What made you decide to focus on healthcare? Linda yes so when bill and I founded the foundation we really have this belief we realized as a couple that all lives have equal value all lives and yet the world doesn't treat all lives as equal people. Don't all get to grow up in live that healthy and productive life. So we've always been about the most vulnerable and when we looked at where where people most having trouble around the world living a healthy life so they could go on and educate kids. It is places where there is a lot of poverty and a lot of death because of diseases and so over twenty years. We've built up a knowledge base with many many many partners and scientists inside and outside the foundation of. How do you deal with malaria outside the United States how do you deal with HIV AIDS in these low income settings? How do you look for a vaccine and so that knowledge is now coming to bear? And the many partners we work with and that we have relationship with whether it's industry or academia or scientists in different labs Luckily that is coming to bear now during this time of Covert Action Endeavour. You have as the giving pledge with Warren Buffet. Have you guys look to change the direction? Maybe of that during Corona virus or is that still just ongoing right now well. The point of the giving pledge is to really send a societal message that if you have the type of wealth that has created that you've become a billionaire it really has to do with because of where you've grown up yes and some luck and some skill and so it was getting a billionaires together to sign up and say we're going to give away half our wealth and not a specific 'cause everybody works on their own pieces but to learn and to accelerate our giving we've had several calls now with that group and believe me people are pivoting and changing in their communities. They are making their funding flexible. They're supporting their partners in the community. They're saying we have to fill gaps before the federal money showed up what it shows up and doesn't show up in quite the right ways and then they're starting to think about okay. What else might we do and I've been really impressed with the giving pledge community with how much they are being thoughtful with their partners and saying we have to help our partners and we have to help the most vulnerable in our communities. And we've had numerous ones of them call us and say hey we don't know anything about vaccines but should we be contributing more to vaccines or therapeutic or diagnostics. And so we have ways to help one another do that so they are responding. That's good that's good -solutely they're responding. So let me ask you a little bit about your book and you talk about women leaders and I guess I need to ask you or WanNa ask you which ones impacted you. The most I've had so many women leaders Impact me over the years but I can tell you one that I see right now and that I have worked with Now for many years and that's Chancellor Merckel when I see her consistent leadership over time when I see and you talk to her about how she was underestimated originally in Germany and yet she's a physicist. She grew up in East Germany and she has risen to this role but she has been consistently who she is and when we bill and I talk with her on the phone a couple of weeks ago she is asking all the right questions. She's listening to science. She's listening to her advisors. She's saying what should we do for the world not just for Germany? We're watching her systematically give guidance in Germany and the country back up in a very wise way That is the kind of leadership that to me is smart and is consistent and is compassionate and she is a leader that completely and totally inspires me. Let me ask you a few personal questions as we wrap things up here Melinda what are you and bill and your kids talking about around the dinner table during this time. Well of course every night. We're talking about the news not surprisingly we're talking about the latest Cova data or what we know the kids are bringing points of view but we always are coming around to every night the most vulnerable particularly in our own community You know the kids are kids. Understand that we're lucky that we're not struggling to put a meal on the table. It may not be the best meal right now because mom heats. She doesn't Cook Very Well? But we're not struggling to eat right. And we're not having to get up every morning and think about Who's GonNa Take Care of the kids? And how do I go in and work in the hospital today? So we're talking about stories. We're hearing that. They're hearing from their friends whose families might struggling. We're talking about What we're learning from Africa. And what seeing what? We don't know where we're confused. So those are very robust ongoing conversations every single day and then we're also just trying to have some humor at night too right. Yeah and what about staying active or you guys working out doing yoga together as a family or anything like that. I wish we were doing yoga together. As a family. We seem to be a family that likes to exercise in each of our own ways and own time but luckily it's turned to spring here in Seattle. So it's beautiful to get out and walk. You know our sons in gym lifting weights. So we're all kind of doing our own thing and then we're coming together to do puzzles or play cards at night or sometimes watch a Syria show on TV or a silly show on TV right. Yeah I I know that feeling and and finally last question Melinda what lessons on achieving success and happiness Have you learned that you share with your kids in maybe people from younger generations? I talked to my kids. A lot about The fact that we are all put here to make manifest in the world are wants and how we can what we can contribute to the world but it all comes down to values and so I'm always talking to my kid about who do you WanNa be. How do you show up in the world? And how do you stay true to those values and I think for younger generations to think a bit about their values and who they want to be in the world and how they want to act and I think we all have to have safe places that when we don't act our best or we say something to somebody even our family that we wished we hadn't that we learned to repair and to say no? I wasn't my best self today. And so I talk a lot to our kids about living living into their values and and there's still quite honestly developing their talents and their values and that's great and we're Harris parents to try and support and nurture that Melinda Gates Co Chair of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Thank you so much your time. 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"melinda gates" Discussed on Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
"One thing that I was struck by reading the the annual letter this year from the foundation. Release just you know. Just in February you and bill quote philanthropy takes risks. That governments can't incorporations won't our work is working with partners all over the world right and so we were able to make investments very quickly and very collaboratively and to try and set up mechanism. So that all the medicines for instance this therapeutics accelerator. That we've set up in that we're involved in so that we can look for a medicine that if you get cove in one thousand nine hundred we might actually have a medicine that helps you treat it so you don't get as sick. Because we set up this collaborative method then and we had all these philanthropists and businesses calling us and saying. What can I give money to besides in my local community? I wish Americans could see the number of emails. We've gotten and phone calls. We've got people doing the right thing. We had a place they could come. Mastercard help funded. The dells helped funded so many people mark Zuckerberg Priscilla Chan. They're doing the right thing. In their funding this has to be done in a collaborative way so the foundation was able to do that and to work with the FDA early on to say are there different ways to set up tests kipps different ways to do the swabbing suit. Eventually we can have home healthcare kits that people can get at home and get a quick response. So we're able to work on many of those pieces very very very quickly and in tandem as our partners were were coming forward. You see the best humanity at the worst of times and there is no question you just described it with. We've succeeded every day in people gender disparity. This really has been your commitment right. Getting a moment of lists as your book is called for for for all of us for women around the world but you think this pandemic is just actually going to set us back in terms of gender disparity that it will disproportionately fallen women. What do you mean I think we have to make sure that gender inequalities are spoken about right now and all the way through this and well beyond this. Here's what I know. Is that seventy percent of the healthcare workers around the world. Are Women. Women do more than two times the unpaid labor in their homes. So they're caring for people in the health system and they're caring for people at home and at the same time. We have this disparity that were not collecting what we call this aggregated data. What that means is we're not differently. Differentiating data that comes in about men and women. Why is that important? Even though the death rate right now is higher for men. We know that for women. Domestic violence is going up. We have to be able to track to keep them safe their families safe and keep our communities safe and that has to be done and is not being done on top of this. There is the pressing question and debate. And I think it'd be three on for a long time. Even as this passes and that is economic pain versus the physical poll and the and the human toll and the debate over how much economic pain is worth thick. What do you think I think we have to do? What's right to keep our selves? And everybody's safe and I think over time. If we get appropriate testing done at a national level we will be able to eventually open pockets of society up and have very small group settings and we need to test that and we need to find that we need to listen and watch the data of what's going on in places like South Korea or Germany or Wuhan as they've started to reopen. If we can test very very quickly we can start to say okay. No oops you have symptoms. You need to stay home. Oh No you don't have symptoms or you have antibodies in your blood. You actually had covert. Maybe you didn't know it you can go to work. We will be able to do that but you have to have the testing and it has to hook up to a national database. You know where we can show on our cellphones. I have antibodies. I'm good to go or I got tested this morning. Here's the date so I'm good to work today. That is what we have to do. Once we do that then we will start to be able to reopen psyche but we are not close to that yet. We're not and I think that's alarming for some people to hear will. We could be opened a month's time. I wonder what what keeps you up at night? Right now what keeps me up at night? Are the vulnerable populations. You know what keeps me up at night is in the. Us The kids who are falling behind. Because they don't have access to broadband or to a computer so they're not getting to continue their learning. What keeps me up at night. Is Domestic violence. Statistics that are going up in France and Canada and the US and India. Can you imagine being in your home in a situation with someone who's abusive? What keeps me up at night. Are the vulnerable populations who I know in. Africa are met some of them. I can't imagine being a parent in those circumstances and those are the things that keep me up at night and the homeless population I think about a lot of these in Seattle too big issue and either homeless and you were getting mental health services. Some of that's being done on line now but again. Do they have access to a computer to a phone to the medication they need? Are you kidding? Wow and if you're a child with special needs distance learning is not easy for anyone let alone. It's it's nearly impossible for families. Children have special needs before we go. I just said to quick other questions for you. One is on on funding. You've been so vocal about how Horton foreign aid is around the world. And we heard the president discussed even the potential of cutting off funding to the WHO. What would the real implications of the politics of scientists the health implications? So the w eight. Joe Is a credible institution that has helped us through other pandemics and other epidemics. Just take a bola our most recent one the WHO was fundamental during that crisis the WHO absolutely needs to be funded. We've worked with them for well over decade as a foundation and they need to work with us on a coordinated response as a global community so their fundamental to this. What is your hope into four for the world were were left with right so just on a personal note for me. I have every blessing in the world and this is so hard. It's still hard to to to juggle two little kids in two fulltime jobs and no childcare. It's so hard but I'm luckier than almost anyone right. And so we're you. I'm but it's also giving me time to reflect and think about. What was I doing with all that time? Before and sort of fear of the words it might two year old son learns every day and to see what my daughter creates into. Release fully immerse myself. I wonder what your what you think about in terms of wondering and hoping for the world we're left with after this after all the despair station. What may come out on the other side. Well I think this pandemic has affected us. All deeply affected our psyche and I hope. Is that the best of human nature will come out. We see it. When you see the artists online the Rotterdam Orchestra who's figuring out how to provide beautiful music online. Are you see people on their roofs? Clapping for the healthcare workers. Are you seeing family? Members taking a meal to a neighbor who shut in an elderly person leaving on their front door. I hope the best in humanity comes forward and we start to care for everybody and we start to say look. We need to have a more equitable and just society and so that we don't just raise to the best of our humanity in a crisis but we raise to the best of our humanity at all times and I think we're all having some time to reflect on that and to show more compassion and empathy and I think those are the pieces that keep me hopeful at night. I certainly hope so. All right. Let S I tend on. This one's always intrigued with what it might be like in the household. And you're here again luckier than than almost anyone. But you still got two kids at home right. What's it like at home right now? Melinda well a lot of us are online studying or doing video teleconference calls. I have never had very good cooking skills so I'm doing a lot of heeding these days my seventeen year old daughter the other night when she had her hands in a sink full of water with all the pots and pans said. I think I know what it feels like to be a housewife now. So we're divvying up the chores and Every night at dinner we've always had this tradition of saying one thing. We're each thankful for an every night at dinner now comes up. You know health being able to continue education being able to have a meal on the table so we are incredibly grateful for what we're able to have and feel incredibly lucky and privileged. As do I thank you for the time and also thank you for the commitment of so much of your time and funds have fighting pandemics like this around the world not just now for years prior in years to come we appreciate. I think as a society you and bill continued to and the whole team at the Gates Foundation. Thanks and good luck on these trials. Keep US posted. Okay thanks poppy. Thank you so much for being with me today. If you enjoyed this episode of boss files make sure to keep tuning in as we talked more leaders every week about how they're navigating the uncertainty of this pandemic and be sure to tune in to C. N. N.'s. Other podcast they up to date on corona virus and all the latest developments every weekday. You can hear my colleague Dr Sanjay Don. His podcast corona virus fact versus fiction. He walks through the latest news. Everything you need to know you should also tune into some of my other favorite CNN. Podcast especially David axelrod's x-files the daily DC and many more you can find those at CNN. Dot Com slash. Podcast as always. Tell me what you think. What did you like? What did you not like. What do you want to hear more off? Leave us a rating or review on your favorite podcast APP. And Tell me who you want to hear from. You can find me every day on social media at Poppy Harlow CNN. We'll be back next week with another episode of boss files..
"melinda gates" Discussed on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
"When Ghauri was scared. She ruined it all so she decided to focus on the one thing that she still had she was still the head of the Women's Council and now for the first time rural women and their problems could have her undivided attention and they needed it because they were in trouble. We have to walk further and further from our villages to find firewood. They told her streams drying up. It's hard to get food for ourselves. Sharon in those same places when Bari had grown up surrounded by plentiful crops and she had never known hunger. What has changed? She wondered. She looked around to find an answer. And all of a sudden her mom came to mind the fig trees fig trees were missing and so we're all the others through her studies when Gary had discovered her mom was right the fig trees worst sacred because they brought water to the village in fact all trees did their strong roots reach all the way to underground water repositories water traveled up the roots and when it found an opening in the soil gush it sprang right out of it. The problem was that the trees have been cut down. I by the British colonizers and then by the local government and replaced by fields and farms. When Jerry knew what to do we need to bring the forest back. She told the women big. We can't possibly plant it. Why not asked one? We just need to get started. So how many trees did we planned? They asked a few millions. Should do the women laugh. We can't even count to one million then. We will plant more trees than we can council. She replied with confidence. She seems so sure about it that the women looked at each other and smiled. Then they turned to her and said. Do you really think we can bring the forest back. Women asked why not when Ghauri replied so. They began planting seeds in cans when the saplings were big enough they put them in the ground and then started again with new seats. This is our land when Gary said we must take care of it at the beginning it was only a few women. Most people didn't cheat them seriously and made fun of them but they kept going food enough that crazy project and become a movement the Green Belt Movement little by little hundreds and thousands more women and some men to join a tree planting revolution. The government tried to fight back and didn't want people to reclaim their land. Women kept going. Trees became a symbol of democracy power. And we are called to assist to be up to hear how woods and in the process.
"melinda gates" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"Own children but they affect other people's children other people whose immune system is down. That's that's not right. You need to vaccinate accident your children. It saves lives. Now we're getting stupider not smarter on this run and we're believing things that aren't true and I think we're not reading the right information. Talking to our pediatrician he or she knows the vaccine save lives Melinda the focus on family. Planning you the book also about how. You're a little frustrated that here in this administration it's not a it's not a priority that for teen pregnancy to be talking about focusing on any of these issues. Have you spoken with anyone in the trump administration about these things I have and again I feel like that's my role. I have to speak truth in these situations and I am incredibly doubly frustrated and disappointed to see that systematically access to contraceptives being rolled back in this country and the people that it has the most effect for are single. MOMS living in Nog great circumstances in low income neighborhoods again. I've met with those moms in and around. Georgia Juror in around Tennessee. And they will tell you again like every woman they want to be able to time and space the birth of their children and if we don't allow access us to these tools at low cost they can't afford them and so they're making these trade offs in their families and we are literally locking women men into a cycle of poverty if we don't allow them access to contraceptives reading the stories in your book. One one thing that struck me of all the women you've met in these developing nations is is how far so many of these countries have come in terms of progress. How big of an impact? It's had on the lives of so many people around around the globe here. In this country we focus a lot on what's wrong with capitalism. Right now what what's gone astray wire middle income wages stagnating. When I read these stories? I think my gosh we have so little complaint about based on what we see around the world and how fortunate we all are and I. I think part of the reason that we've seen middle income wages. Stagnate here is because of globalization. That's helped that's brought others along. How do you come down on the globalization Asian argument as you've seen the progress in this is kind of kicked in what I know to be true I would far rather live in a capitalistic society than a Socialist Society absolutely and I think when we stop and think of what we have from a capitalistic society? We have to remember what we actually have now. Is it a perfect system. Absolutely not we need government to do. Its job to regulate things to have an appropriate tax system as our co-trustees. Warren Buffett says capitalism does have gaps in it and so we need to look at those gaps in society and figure out. What do we do to fill them so that everybody has the chance to live a healthy and productive life and so I also know that the American people are Compassionate people and I think we all do better interest globe when countries can grow from low to middle income to high income? And so I think we need to look at our system and say okay. What are the great things about it? And what are the things. Is it at this point. In time we need to adjust and change. I would far rather have that conversation than hey let's take our system and dismantle it when I go to places like Malawi or Tanzania or Senegal. They say they all want to live in America. We are lucky to live here. They want to live in these types of capitalistic societies. And we just need to tune it and get it right pivotal ventures. Yeah I didn't realize allies everything you've done with that or how you've reached into it. You looked around at venture capital funding and realize so little of it was going to women. I think two percent in two thousand seventeen and a much smaller portion if you look at women of Color You figure that there are plenty of other good ideas at. They're just not getting funding so explain what happened with pivotal pivotal. What you're doing sure so? The foundation is where my enormous focuses for women and people all over the world trying to make sure that people have equal opportunity. I I feel though that there are gaps in the United States for women and people of Color and so I created this personal office called pivotal to work on those issues in the United States and I look got what are the systematic things in the United States through pivotal. That I can work on that. Hold women back one of them. I'm incredibly passionate about probably not surprising at my computer scientist. I is women in tech but I'm passionate about it because tech is pervasive in society. If you see who imagine when I was working at Microsoft I didn't imagine and we didn't imagine a phone in our pockets that computing power and yet what it allows us to do and so to me when I think about women I WANNA make. I'm sure that they have an equal seat at the table creating products making decisions and when I see only two percent of venture capital funding goes to women less than one percent goes to people of color. Now I know lots of women and people of Color have great business ideas and yet there's something there's a systematic bias use in venture capitals in the keeps their great ideas from being funded in coming forward and that shouldn't be so. I'm not only speaking about it. I'm actually putting money down. Investments astounded. I expect a good return on to make sure those ideas come forward and get funded. You mentioned you're a computer scientist and when you were going through and getting your degree getting your MBA working at Microsoft. You were one of if not the only woman in your class in each of those situations since then though the numbers have not improved. They've actually gotten worse in some situations. Why would we do? Yeah so the time I was in college late. One Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty S. The number of computer science graduates was in the basically the high thirty percents and we thought we were on the way up like medicine and like law which have parody now for women and men but in fact computer science took a precipitous. Drop drop and we're now at about nineteen percent of computer. Science graduate are women and nobody knows the exact answer. This is another thing about society. We don't actually collect data data about women but we believe that it has to do with. When the gaming came into the computer industry it was first of all was promoted to boys and all the games that were created did were shoot 'em up games and things that boys liked in girls don't tend to like those games as much and so it became the self fulfilling prophecy that more boys liked it and went into into it? And so women today don't see the easy pathways into computer science and yet there are things we can do. So what. I'm seeing the colleges that are attracting lots of women and computer science. Even if they don't come to college to study computer science they're putting that I ca- cs course out there and instead of having these theoretical theoretical math problems. They have real world problems that women say I want to solve that I want to figure that out and they have more female role models saying to women. You can and do this when we start to do that. Women not only starting computer science. They persist in state and these are fabulous jobs in society. Which is why I WANNA make sure women women know that and have these different pathways in Linda? WanNa thank you very much for your time today. the book again is called the moment of lift. And we really appreciate it. Thanks Becky I gotTa Talk to you for another squad pot. We'll be right back. We're back that squad for this Christmas Day. Thank you for spending time with us on television every morning. squawk box is hosted by Joe. Kernan becky quick and Andrew. Ross sorkin check it out starting at six. AM EASTERN ON CNBC to get the smartest takes and analysis from our TV. Show right into your ears. Subscribe to Squawk pod wherever you listen assigned this podcast is produced by me. Katie Kramer and Cameron Kosta and waverly Colville vetnar edited. This have a wonderful holiday and we will meet you back here tomorrow. Clear thanks guys problems. It's human nature to hate problems. But why is that after all problems inspire us to mend things. Ben Things make things better. 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"melinda gates" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"Philanthropist businesswoman and advocate for women and girls in two thousand nine hundred nine. She added bestselling author to that resume with a memoir on her life and work. A huge part of that work is with the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The massive philanthropy started with her husband. Microsoft Co Founder Bill Gates. Who was the richest man in the world for the better part of two decades and is still worth north of ninety five billion dollars? The foundation works to improve global health and focuses on the developing world where the gates have seen seen firsthand what greater gender equality can do to local communities and economies getting more of that gender equality is what Melinda calls her moment of lift. Here's Becky Quick Melinda amazing person and people know who she is because she's married to Bill Gates she's one of the Co heads of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She's a well known on philanthropist. But what's amazing about. This story is just how much of herself she puts into it. How willing she is to expose who she is? And some of our innermost thoughts. It's lets us all realize that she's human too. I mean she's an amazing person if you don't know her history She worked at Microsoft because because she was a computer scientist back. When women weren't computer scientists? She got involved in that very early. she's computer scientists who worked at Microsoft and that's where she met bill but she's she's such an interesting person in this book gets into that. What struck me a lot is? Her story is actually very accessible and universal. Even though she's married to one of the wealthiest men in the world she talks a lot about family balance she talks a lot about raising kids who have Responsibility and sensitivity to the rest of the world and she also talks about just how they even managed their daily schedules. Which I thought was fascinating me too? I think you and I both had the same favorite story in this book where she talks about when she sat down with Bill and explained to him that he was going to have to do some of the heavy lifting with the kids to that. It wouldn't be all her that he needed to be involved. Yeah I think lots of us have had conversations like this with our significant others where you're expecting them to pick up some of it but you think about Bill Gates being the richest man in the world having that conversation with him maybe it goes a little differently it did not. She makes a big point of talking about how she told bill he was going to start taking the kids to school at times that he would be waiting in the Carpool lines. To and the funniest part of it is the feedback she got from other MOMS saying. Hey if bill gates can drive. As kids to school you guys can too so it's empowerment and equalization Asian and Yeah I love it love that. They're having conversations like this at home. She talked so much about her personal experiences and finding her own sense of personal empowerment and that really extended to the work that the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation around the world and also the really personal work that she does with women in the developing world in communities that need financial support that it need healthcare support That entrepreneurial support. You need all kinds of things you know you think of being a billionaire and kind of sitting in this ivory tower and writing writing checks to these things and that that would be amazing enough if that's what they were doing but what Melinda describes and this is how she really gets into every effort. She has traveled traveled to Africa to India countries. All around the world and not just gone to the very fancy places there she goes and she meets with the people on the ground that their gifts are supposed to help so that she can understand their problems. Better now even living In in in a hut somewhere with her daughter for a while. and seeing what it's like on an everyday basis where you can sit down and realize okay. You've got to get the water. We have to figure out how we're going to eat. We're going to have to figure out how to fire. That's how she's able to understand their problems as kind of putting herself in their shoes. Literally early Becky spoke to Melinda Gates in April on Squawk box years that interview and Melinda saying. Thank you so much for being here today. Thanks for having me Becky you no. Your book is an amazing read. What I wonder is how long you've been thinking about writing this? And what got you to actually do it. Yeah I've been thinking about writing it probably for the last three or four years and I finally decided about a year ago I wanted to start writing it because I feel like equality can't wade aid and we have this moment in time between the metoo movement the number of women who are running for Congress and have gotten in and yet even with that rate of women running for Congress and the progress. We're all excited about. If we still continue at this rate it's going to be sixty years to we have true equality in Congress and so I WANNA make sure we use this moment omen in time and really make sure we get equality in society. You know the reason your book is so powerful is because you use really real people stories. these are women. You've met in your your travels around the globe and developing nations. But it's also your story to there's a lot of this that is autobiographical. You're really private person. I am how. How did you decide to put that in? Yeah it was hard I mean some of the pieces in the book incredibly vulnerable and I think those are the hardest pieces to write but I felt like and I wanted to share my stories because I want people to understand who I am and I think my story is also the story of millions of women so And I wanted to share these voices of the women I've heard from around the world because I learned from them and so if sharing their stories they called me to action if my story and their stories can call to action than it was worth being more vulnerable in there. Did you do a lot of soul-searching before you actually put yourself into this absolutely and I the hardest pieces for me to write where the most private parts of the book club moments in our marriage where I was asking bill for more equality or moments. That's why do talk about abuse that I went through. That was the hardest piece to write but I felt like in being vulnerable. If I would share those stories people would understand abuse. It can happen to absolutely anyone and I travel the globe and when I stay long enough in places. It comes out whether I'm in Silicon Valley whether I'm in northern northern India whether I'm in Senegal or Malawi Women Talk to you about abuse and one of the reasons it's important to write about that is because it silences women it silenced in my voice it took away my self confidence for years and I wanted to know for women. We have to share our stories. And it's in that sharing that we can actually change society. You do right pretty honestly about your marriage when you had to take times in your marriage where you were really looking for a quality and quality at the foundation equality in terms of who does what what at home with the kids. What it bill think about all that? Yeah well luckily bill grew up in a family where his MOM was working early. When a lot of women weren't his grandmother actually went to college and played basketball when a lot of people of that generation women didn't do that he wanted it in theory? But I don't think either of us. When we entered the marriage really questioned either one of us what our roles would be and clearly? He's running Microsoft has a huge job. But I think even what I expected of myself. We didn't stop and talk about it so it wasn't until well into the marriage that I realized how much I was doing at home and that I had to name for him. Hey I want to work to enjoy working and if I'm going to be able to do that you need to take on more work. What is this first reaction to that? Well I'm not always elegant and how I bring these things up. He might tell you that. Sometimes I have my hands on my hips but I have to say one of the things I write about in the book is when our oldest this charter. Jen was beginning kindergarten. We both agreed on the school. We wanted to go to but it was a good forty five minutes round trip drive from our house and I said to build okay. Look we both agree on this but I can see years ahead and traffic twice a day and said how about we wait till she's in third grade. We'll put her closer to home and he said No. I think this is really important and I said but it's so much time in the car for me. And he said well how about he offered. How about if I drive two days a week and for him? It meant an hour round trip to the school because because Microsoft was further away from the school in our home was and the interesting thing that happened is when he started doing this about three weeks into the school year. Another mother sidled it up to me and she said do see what's going on here and I said well I've noticed. More dads are dropping their kids at school coming into the classroom and she said Yeah. We went home and told her husband's if Bill Gates can can do it. You can do it and so we didn't even realize as we by having this conversation at home and changing things. We were role modeling for other families in the classroom. One of your big focuses at the foundation. Something you write a lot about. This book is making sure that reproductive rights or something that you think is very important wouldn't and vocalizing that and doing something about it. That wasn't an easy decision for you. Either because you're Catholic. You grew up in a Catholic household. You went to a Catholic all girls school and that draws some fire. How did you reach this decision? Why did you think it's so important? I was traveling for the foundation. I've had the great privilege of traveling all over the world for twenty years. I'm out in places. Low income countries at least three times a year talking with families and women and it wasn't the conversation I was asking about. I'd often be asking about vaccines for their children. which they will tell? You are lifesaving. But they kept bringing up contraceptives and they kept saying. Why don't I have them? I used to have them. They're no longer at that health clinic and they would literally say to me. This is a life and death crisis. Like I can't have another child. I can barely defeat the ones I have and I realized that as a world we had backed away from it because of religious particularly the Catholic Church and political reasons and yet if I really was listening in the developing world and then looking at the data and realizing no country in the world in the last fifty years has escaped poverty without making sure women have access voluntary access to contraceptives. I thought okay. If we really are for low income countries becoming middle income and high income mm-hmm we have to make sure the world. Women have access to contraceptives. And you're talking about family planning making sure that you can space your kids out over time making sure that you you can hopefully feed the number of children that you have and give them opportunities long way to absolutely planning and spacing the bursts of your children and we know I think we take for granted in the United States. What allowed women to go into the workforce and drove it was the advent of the pill and when women can choose to time and space the bursted of their babies? We know from great research. One of the biggest longitudinal studies in global health. That families are healthier. Children are better educated and families are wealthier if the woman can time and space bursts of her children. You started out just a moment ago talking about vaccinations and how you talk to him in about vaccinating their children you've seen huge advances as diseases that used to be terrifying have kind of gotten a radical or almost renovated in some cases. G Get frustrated when you see the antitax movement in this country and the return of things like measles mumps that should be preventable. I get very frustrated because the women I talked to in country after country. Let's say in in Africa. They will say. I walked ten kilometers in the heat to get here. They've got a baby on their back and they've got another couple with them and they're saying of course. I want to see like when I go and ask them about vaccines are like of course I wanted it. Saving my child's life so the fact that the US we have forgotten what some of these diseases diseases are like and that they not only our.
"melinda gates" Discussed on Squawk Pod
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"melinda gates" Discussed on Steve Forbes: What's Ahead
"This is what's ahead and I'm Steve Forbes in a moment. You'll hear the terrific conversation with Melinda Gates at the executives club of Chicago. The occasion was the launch of a book all the moment of lift. How Oh empowering women changes the world in this conversation. She shares fascinating stories. About how an order to improve the quality of life for those living living in dire circumstances. She got educated by putting empathy. I she had some struggles along the way both inside Microsoft and her work in Africa and elsewhere but she's become an effective entrepreneur for improving people's lives and you'll be absorbed by her stories. He's as we all were when we had this conversation but I when I look at the week ahead. Here's what we can expect more impeachment however keep in mind that once again attorney general bar in coming weeks will be releasing his report on how the Russian collusion story rose up and that's why you don't hear much from Komi from McCabe from Brennan and clapper table in the FBI and the intelligence agencies as a matter of fact Brennan Complain. Why does he want to interview me. He's talking about the special investigator pointed by Attorney General Bar well this whole Hullabaloo about Ukraine is not gonNA. Stop Attorney General Bar from getting to the bottom of how this whole aw thing rose in the first place trade wars more on that already the administration slapping on a new round of tariffs on Europe the WTO the World Trade Organization ruled in our favor that Airbus was getting unfair subsidies and we were ready to hit with with tariffs on things like the importance of Scotch Whisky Irish whiskey cheese and other goodies but the thing is Boeing is is probably going to get hit by the WTO and coming months so one would have thought we'd sit down and cut a deal before all of this played out nonetheless. I think eventually we will with Europe but this is why one reason why the stock market has been so volatile. It's been volatile because of uncertainty they will. We put tariffs on auto imports auto parts imports from Europe. All of this would disrupt supply chains so oh investment is not going to be made. This is why manufacturing is faltering in the US investments not going to be made until we know what the rules of the road are oil oil and gas those numbers will be coming out in the coming week on Wednesday and Thursday in by Golly. They weren't good reading on the oil ones last week. Which is why oil took? It will save things get better this week and in Hong Kong. That's been brewing for a week after week now. That Beijing is marked its seventieth. Thana versus the rise of power of the Communist Party taking over China late nineteen forty nine now. They're going to really begin to crack down in Hong Kong. They've already announced. They're going to try to make sure protesters can't wear masks good luck with that. This means more violent confrontations. Go ahead. Please welcome steep orbs and Melinda Gates. Thank all of you for coming here today. The executives club of Chicago very very much appreciate having this opportunity being of Scottish descent. Thank you for my free lunch. This is you know is part of the women's leadership series as you know Melinda's written the book moment of left how empowering women changes the world but also when when you read the book though you almost think the subtitle should not be changed the world but up lifts the world and you make clear in the book. This is not about bringing women in and leaving others out. It's about bringing women in as a way to bring everyone in very positive. Not Above men are below them beside them inclusion inclusion. It's not zero sum very very important Donna Shing Book. You haven't had a chance to read it yet. It's partially chronicle about breath the things she does some areas that just astonishing they exist today. We'll talk about that the cutting the like also oh it's sort of a wouldn't call it a tone women to perform marriage manual at all but it does have some stories in there that all of us can relate to and then to this is very important how to be effective in getting things done. It's not enough to have great goals. No you want to do good things. Sometimes it is step by step to get the culture change and then let it build on itself South. You don't go in with guns blazing say I'm good do it. I get things done especially with culture. She said in the film laws you can change laws. They have to be changed but it's the customs that have to be changed so you started early in life growing up around science. CI- but your father was back in the nineteen sixties was unusual in the sense that half a century ago more than and a half century ago great scientists engineer but he also made it a point to include women. Tell us about a little bit about your father. In that environment. He created they'd where you could thrive. Steve Opening question because in some sense I didn't realize when I was young. How lucky I was to have a father who believed in women in science. It wasn't until I got older that I started understand how exceptional that was I grew up one of four siblings two girls that got a bit of a gap and then two boys and my father as you heard from the video worked on the Apollo space missions and he would often come home and discuss his work and he would discuss how his teams were better when he could attract female mathematicians onto the team and so he would go out in the company and try to bring in women onto his team and I would go as young girl to the company Picnics and meet these women and men working on literally putting the first man man on the moon and I didn't realize that that role modeling how important it was and also that my father is soon as he saw that my sister and I were interested in computers they came into our all girls Catholic high school. My Dad actually went out and bought this computer and Apple Three for my sister eastern I in fact went later when he met Bill Bill said how did you get hold of one of those. They're only about a thousand of the made but he believed in girls being good in math and science and that was is just a profound message. I think for young girl because one of the things that has held women back is the lack of that kind of reinforcement and you had an experience with that with a a high school the college counselor who is quite the opposite of what the environment you fathers create. Tell tell us when college counselor and affects said don't do do it yeah. Thanks so I went to an all girls. Catholic High School in Dallas Texas was not the most academic school in Dallas and I was actually kind of angry my sophomore year with my parents because I said to them. Look I want to go to one of these top notch schools. My parents were really clear that that my dad's engineer salary wasn't going to be able to put all four of us through college but we could go to any college we could get into and they would figure out a way to you. Pay For it and but I said look the colleges I wanna go to. I can't get there from my school and they said well. You'RE GONNA have to figure it out so I went to my college counselor and I told her where I wanted to go to school and she said Oh no no based based on what I'm seeing you. Should you should shoot for Community College here in Dallas uh-huh and luckily I have the type of personality like you're not gonNA frigging. Tell me that and I went home and talk to my parents. They said no no no. We believe you get into colleges that you want to get into and I work very very hard to become Valedictorian my class in high school because literally literally had gone back to the transcripts of the other girls and the only ones who gotten in the types of schools. I wanted to go to a have been the Valedictorian of our class we went.
"melinda gates" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"We are seeing a lot of the symptoms. How do you get to the root of the problem? I think you listen, you listen to women and you hear what they're telling you. And you hear the cacophony of voices when they say to this isn't working you collect the data, and you decide to create change set goals and make things happen. Hey, everybody. Welcome to geekwire. It's Todd Bishop Nonaka Nicklesberg our guest on today's show is Melinda gates. That's right. We had the opportunity to sit down with Melinda. Last week for a really interesting discussion about her new book the moment of lift the book is about empowering women and changing the world. And it was a fascinating conversation that not only touched on Melinda gates his work in global health. But also had a lot of relevant insights and guidance for people in business and technology here in the United States. Yeah, she talks about some really important themes. But she does it in a really accessible way where it's told you the stories of these women she's met all over the world through her work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and her own personal story. So you get some really revealing insights into what her life has been like as this powerhouse and married to Bill Gates. She is a force in her own, right. She went to Duke University earned bachelor's degrees in computer, science and economics and a master's degree in business and then worked at Microsoft for nearly. Decade. It's a fascinating book. We hope you enjoy the conversation. And we'll be back at the end to share some of our own thoughts on the book and sheriff a fun highlight from the final stop on. Melinda. Gates, his book tour in Seattle with that. Let's jump into our conversation with Melinda gates. Fuck them to geekwire. Melinda. Gates. Thank you so much for being here. Bigs for happy me. So we are here to talk about your new book the moment of lift and this book is really about how if you in power women throughout the world. Then you lift up everyone, you tell that story through all of these incredible women and their experiences, including your own. So if you could draw a line connecting each of them, what would it be? It would be that. We so often don't look at the issues that women face in societies societies all over the world these barriers, and if we would recognize the barriers which I write chapter after chapter in the book, if we'd recognize the bears in lift them this those barriers and then we invest in women than women invest. And everybody else, and it changes our societies all over the world. And some of those barriers happen in the workplace particularly intact where you got your start. I I really identified with the portion of the book when you talked about the the early culture at Microsoft, and how you struggled with the brashness and how aggressive and competitive it was and this is still a persistent problem in tech. So I'm curious what advice you would give to other women on how they can be courageous enough to be themselves and be vulnerable. When oftentimes they're the only woman in the room. Yeah. I think we have to start a little bit with how to tech get the way it is. Because when in the late nineteen eighty s when I was in computer science, we were on our way up computer science degrees. Held by women. We were graduating at a rate of about thirty seven percent..
"melinda gates" Discussed on No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis
"I think you grow into a name over time. It's taken me quite some time, honestly. I mean, this physician by luck. No. Other reason I fell in love with Bill. He fell in love with me. We decided to get married. Then you say, okay, if you're in this position, you have to do something for the women that you've met. I have met women so many women who feel that they are voiceless voiceless in their communities. Sometimes in their families, they certainly voice us on the global stage. And so I just have decided that at some point I would have to step into this name into this roll and give them voice and too. That's how I think about it. And that's what I do. Almost no matter what room I walk into these days. From ABC. It's no limits. I'm Rebecca Jarvis in each week. We're talking to the most bold and influential women laying at the top of their game, trying to demystify success and what it really takes to get there in all the trade-offs, whether you're looking for answers or you just want to hear a good story. You're in the right place. My guest today is known around the world is someone who's dedicated her life to improving the human condition Radicati poverty and promoting the rights of marginalized people. Melinda gates grew up in Texas back then she was known as Melinda French as a teen. She was on the highschool drill team. She learned to code on her family's computer and apple three. And she pursued that love in college studying computer science and business. After graduation, she found a job at a little startup. All Microsoft today. She's a mother, a wife, the creator of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a philanthropist and the founder of pivotal ventures. She spends her time measurably making the world, a better place. Here is the incomparable Melinda gates, Melinda gates, welcome to no limits. Thanks for having me, Rebecca. I'm thrilled to have you here with us, and we're going to get into the work you're doing to invest in women's. Businesses, but I wanna start with your back story. So you grew up in Dallas, Texas, right? One of four kids, man. Your father was an aerospace engineer that worked on the Apollo missions. How much did you recognize at the time growing up an interest in stem in technology and mathematics? Well, I don't think it was really until I got to eighth grade that I realized I enjoyed math so much, and then it was in high school when I really started to say, wow, you know, I had a teacher who really believed girls being good in math. She was my math teacher, but she saw these computers at a convention. She went to. She came back to the high school and said to the principal, who is none. We've to get a few of these for the girls to learn to code and it was when I started coating on that computer back, then it was an apple two computer that I said, wow, I really love this. And what was it about it that you loved? I think I've always enjoyed puzzles and I think. The idea that you can solve something and use your mind and you don't really know where you're going. You're in the middle of it and it's actually kind of confusing. But you know, there's going to be an product, and I think the other thing I liked about it is that I think one thing that a lot of people don't understand is that it's very creative to code. You're creating something new in and you come up with your own solutions. Not everybody solution is the same. So I loved the mix of the math side of my mind with the creative side. I just absolutely loved it..
"melinda gates" Discussed on Studio 1.0
"Hello this is emily chang and you're listening to bloomberg studio one point out the next episode is one of my favorites and one that involved a lot of barbecue and a lot of music our production team traveled to austin texas to attend the annual south by southwest festival and interview melinda gates actually she grew up into french in dallas texas young girl who loved computers in nine hundred seven she landed her first job at a newly public company called microsoft where she met the man who would later become her husband co founder bill gates over the last three decades bill and melinda gates have become two of the world's most prolific philanthropists now melinda is focusing on investing her money and her might on empowering women everywhere especially in technology here's my conversation with melinda gates cofounder of the bill and melinda gates foundation you were born in dallas the second of four children and i'm curious what it was like growing up melinda french i was very lucky because my parents told all four of us you will be college going and we think that's important and they explained why because of the opportunities and they said not only that even though we could tell it wasn't going to be easy for my parents to put us through college we will figure out a way as a family and so they said to me you can choose any college in the nation that you can get into and we'll figure out a way to pay for it your father was an aerospace engineer you also studied computers how did you discover computers as a young girl yes so i was fortunate so i went to an all girls catholic high school and one of the teachers there the math teacher who i really admire admired lot and worked with a lot she went to conference and she saw these apple twos had just come out and she was so excited about.