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#Goalkeepers2030 is here! Learn more about the progress being made to end poverty, fight inequality, and stop climate change—while centering equity and the people most affected.
"What’s more patriotic than to point out that everyone in the United States, including the women and people of color and LGBT community, that they’re all doing the right thing — everyone is pulling together, everyone is making sacrifices?"
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.@TaranaBurke started the #MeToo movement by encouraging survivors to tell their stories. In her new memoir, "Unbound," she shares her own. This important book will be at the top of my list.…
No one should have to choose between their paycheck and taking care of themselves or a loved one. Visit to get in touch with your representatives and urge them to pass #PaidLeave as soon as possible.
#PaidLeave can help speed our recovery and strengthen our economy for families and businesses. Congress has a once-in-a-generation chance to guarantee paid leave for all workers. Let's make sure they do!
Paid leave is public health. Paid leave is economic security and growth. Paid leave is time and care for our families. Paid leave makes us more resilient and prepared. Paid leave is the commonsense solution and a profound legacy we can leave after the year that we've had.
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A strong #CareEconomy is good for kids, good for families, and good for businesses. #CareCantWait
My thoughts and prayers are with #Afghanistan's women and girls, whose future and safety now hang in the balance. Limiting basic freedoms for women and girls—as we saw under previous Taliban rule—would have devastating consequences for generations to come.
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National #PaidLeave means no one has to choose between their paycheck & their families during life's challenging moments. And it's a key way to help our country, businesses, & families!
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We cannot fully or equitably recover from this pandemic unless we recognize what this graph and others are telling us: Women around the world are still suffering disproportionately. And if we don’t invest now, they could get left behind.
Congratulations to the winners of our Algebra 1 Grand Challenge! My high school math teacher taught me to code and changed the trajectory of my life. Your ideas to make math more relevant and accessible for students is going to change things for them, too.…
Everyone should have paid leave. Thank you to @PaidLeaveforAll for raising awareness and raising the volume. #PassPaidLeave…
If you know me, you know I love to read. That’s why, for me, one of the best parts of writing The #MomentofLift was connecting with fellow book lovers across the country. I’ll always be grateful for the conversations we shared. Happy #NationalBookLoversDay. 📚E
We’ve all heard that breastfeeding is the gold standard in infant nutrition, but we don’t hear often enough how hard it can be on moms. During #WBW2021, let’s commit to finding new ways to make it easier for parents everywhere to nourish their babies.…
Dr. Tachi Yamada was one of my first global health teachers. Even when running large organizations, he never stopped thinking like a doctor responsible to each patient. He saw the infinite worth in every person and worked tirelessly to keep them all healthy.…
We can end gender inequality. The ideas are out there, and the awardees of the #EqualityCantWait Challenge are proof. Learn more about them in this piece from the @nytimes.
I always love watching the Olympics. The #TokyoOlympics are particularly special because I get to cheer on my future son-in-law! We are so proud of you, Nayel (and Igor)!
The data points in this article are alarming. If we don’t deal with the caregiving crisis, we could see a whole generation of women leave the workforce or permanently downshift their careers.
There's power in women coming together to share their stories. This is proof. Cheering on @allysonfelix, @mamaZoeCherotch, and all of the moms in the #TokyoOlympics and beyond. Your example is changing sports—and society—for the better.
Our country will be a better place when women have equal power and influence. The four awardees of the #EqualityCantWait Challenge can help make that a reality. Now, we get to cheer them on as they put their vision into action.
What incredible teams, and what an honor to tell them they'd been selected. #EqualityCantWait
It’s time to give gender equality the attention and investment it deserves. That’s why I’m proud to announce the @eqltycantwait Challenge $10 million awardees: - @domesticworkers and @CaringAcrossGen-led coalition - @adaacademy - @girls_inc - @NMCCAP and @NativeWomenLead
We’re committing an additional $20M in immediate funding to @AfricaCDC to support the continent's pandemic response. As @CheikhOSeydi notes, wealthier nations can mitigate the third wave and prevent future waves by accelerating vaccine equity.…
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Everyone, everywhere, should have equitable access to lifesaving treatments and vaccines. As @AnitaZaidi writes, “Now is the time to build the infrastructure, skills, and regulatory ecosystem that will allow more countries to develop safe, effective, and affordable vaccines."…
We take one step closer to a malaria-free world with this exciting new project that seeks to develop an mRNA-based malaria vaccine & helping to expand vaccine manufacturing & capacity on the African continent
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.@AnitaZaidi is exactly right. The #GenerationEqualityForum can't be the end of the story. We must focus on action and accountability so all the commitments for gender equality become progress for women and girls.…
Our #EqualityCantWait Challenge finalists are incredible. Their smart, bold proposals can advance gender equality in the United States and crack the patterns of history for women and girls.
No one should have to choose between caring for someone they love and earning a paycheck. The United States needs a comprehensive paid leave policy. Business leaders agree.
.@NelsonMandela was an inspiration. He met unimaginable adversity with courage and helped move his country, and the world, forward with truth and compassion. He was a personal hero of mine, and today, on #MandelaDay, I celebrate his life and his legacy.
Dive into the @the_holding_co's new interactive report in partnership with @melindagates Pivotal Ventures on the #careeconomy! Explore 4 dynamic areas of growth ripe for innovation: home management, aging in place, employers, and childcare. #investincare
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Business leaders can make a return and a difference in the #CareEconomy, a sector even larger than the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. Read all about this in a new report by @the_holding_co and Pivotal Ventures, and learn how and why to #InvestInCare
When you lift up women, you lift up humanity.…
Happy 24th birthday to an inspiring leader. @Malala, we celebrate you, your commitment to lifting up women and girls, and your vision for what our world can be.
"Building a robust care infrastructure is not only a moral imperative, it’s a business imperative." @aijenpoo and @palaknshah are exactly right. We must seize this moment to invest in caregiving—an investment that benefits everyone.
The @gatesfoundation is expanding our commitment to family planning over the next 5 years because women around the world are telling us they want and need contraceptives to lead healthier, more empowered lives.
The message I shared at the #GenerationEquality Forum was this: The beauty of our fight for gender equality is that every human being will gain from it. In our world, equal is greater.
This is how we accelerate momentum for women and girls: with commitments like @coimpactcollab's #GenderFund. Their goal of directing $1 billion towards gender equality and women’s leadership comes at a critical moment. A better future is within reach.…
Thank you, President @EmmanuelMacron, for your leadership on the #GenerationEquality Forum. We're at a critical turning point for gender equality, and I'm proud to work alongside you to accelerate progress toward a fairer and more equal world.
In my work, what motivates me is hearing from women around the world who are fighting for a better future. I hope you'll listen to Adelle Onyango, Hauwa Liman, and Naadiya Moosajee tell their stories of overcoming obstacles as entrepreneurs.
We have a window of opportunity to make real progress toward gender equality. I'm proud to say the @gatesfoundation is committing $2.1 billion to help deliver change. Let's seize this moment to build a better, more equal future.…
At the end of June, world leaders will meet at the #GenerationEquality Forum in Paris to catalyze change for gender equality. This is your chance to be part of the action! Raise your voice & join us & @TheGlobalGoals in telling the world why it's time to #ActForEqual.
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This is what's at stake at the Generation Equality Forum. If we fail to make real commitments and investments toward gender equality, the world could lose out on trillions of dollars in economic growth. Let's #ActForEqual.…
The upcoming Generation Equality Forum in Paris is the moment for the world to deliver for women and girls. #ActForEqual
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Investments in #PaidLeave and care are investments in our shared economic growth. They will save jobs, make us healthier and more resilient and help us to #BuildBackBetter. #PaidLeaveForAll
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I am grateful for Warren’s generosity, his leadership, and his friendship. His wisdom has been a guiding light through our foundation’s second decade, and the things we’ve learned from him will continue to help us chart a way forward.
What made Warren’s extraordinary investment in the foundation so meaningful was not only its amount but what it represented: an unwavering belief that everyone deserves to live a healthy, fulfilling life and an optimism that a world like that is possible.
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