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Melinda Gates is a former Microsoft employee, who worked as a product manager for Microsoft Office.
She is the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable organization.
Melinda was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2005.
In 2017, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
Melinda is a passionate advocate for global health, education, and gender equality.
She is also a skilled public speaker, having given TED talks and speeches at the World Economic Forum.
Melinda is an avid reader and enjoys writing books, with her most recent work being The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World.
She is a devoted Catholic and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Melinda and Bill Gates have three children: Jennifer, Rory, and Phoebe.
In 2013, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Duke University.
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