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Fri Jul 30, 2021, 08:23 AM

Melinda French Gates and MacKenzie Scott team up to give $40 million to support women



Melinda French Gates and MacKenzie Scott team up to give $40 million to support women
Clare Duffy
By Clare Duffy, CNN Business
Updated 3:29 AM ET, Fri July 30, 2021


New York (CNN Business)In a powerful philanthropic pairing, Melinda French Gates and MacKenzie Scott have teamed up to direct $40 million to advancing the power and influence of American women over the next decade.

The donation is being awarded to winners of the Equality Can't Wait Challenge, a competition hosted by French Gates' investment firm Pivotal Ventures, with financial support from Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, as well as from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies. The challenge billed itself as "the first competition centered on gender and equality in the U.S. with an award of this magnitude and ... an opportunity to invest in and empower women leaders."

The four contest winners which were chosen from among 550 applicants proposed various creative ways to empower and improve the lives of women and gender non-conforming people in the United States. They include establishing publicly supported infrastructure for childcare and other forms of caregiving; creating training for women interested in software development careers; accelerating young women's trajectories through college and their early careers; and growing "impactful businesses owned by Native womxn."

Many of these issues have become particularly important given the Covid-19 pandemic's outsized impact on women, which experts have said set gender equality back by years. Each winning organization will receive $10 million for their projects.

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/business/melinda-french-gates-mckenzie-scott-women-donation/index.html

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Reply Melinda French Gates and MacKenzie Scott team up to give $40 million to support women (Original post)
babylonsister Jul 2021 OP
North Shore Chicago Jul 2021 #1
Raster Jul 2021 #2
USALiberal Jul 2021 #7
Raster Jul 2021 #8
USALiberal Jul 2021 #9
cojoel Jul 2021 #10
niyad Jul 2021 #3
babylonsister Jul 2021 #4
Wounded Bear Jul 2021 #5
FM123 Jul 2021 #6

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 08:25 AM

1. Fantastic!

Thank you!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 08:29 AM

2. BRAVA!!! BRAVA!!! BRAVA!!!

Do I want to meet Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos? Not so much.

I'd rather meet their ex and soon to be ex-wives, Melinda and MacKenzie.

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Response to Raster (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:13 AM

7. You obviously don't know how much money Bill Gates has donated also.

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:17 AM

8. Yeah, I know. I also know that it was his wife and his father that urged him to give money away.

And before you continue to get all "obviously, you don't know...", I lived in Seattle. I had friends that worked for the foundation since the early days.

But actually the person whose hand I really want to shake is MacKenzie Scott.

Have a nice day.

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Response to Raster (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:20 AM

9. Nice try!

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:32 AM

10. At least (as far as I know)

Bill Gates did not have some latent "need" to construct a space dildo

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 08:51 AM

3. Excellent. Would you consider cross-posting this in Women's Rights And Issues?

Thanks in advance.

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 08:58 AM

4. Of course! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:00 AM

5. K & R...nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:01 AM

6. Fantastic!

A sisterhood of philanthropy, we need more of this!

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