Even Melinda Gates Has Struggled to Get Her Husband Bill to Do His Fair Share

Melinda Gates’ new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, takes readers on a journey through many of the regions where the eponymous foundation she leads with her husband Bill Gates attempts to affect change. But one of the most fascinating chapters of her book, titled “The Silent Inequality,” takes place […]

Why Great Leaders Listen

There is something remarkably powerful about listening. Those who know Melinda Gates well–and even some of those who have met her just once–remark at how good she is at this skill. Geeta Rao Gupta, a former staffer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who is now at the United Nations Foundation, vividly remembers the […]

How Bill and Melinda Gates Are Transforming Life for Billions in the 21st Century

The staff of Fortune recently assembled our 2019 list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. This story is part of that coverage. It was March 2018, and once more Bill Gates found himself behind a podium. In the previous few months, he had given one keynote address after another–in San Francisco, he’d urged drugmakers to […]