Gates Foundation To Invest $170M Over 4 Years To Improve Women’s Economic Empowerment

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Gates Foundation Pours Another $170 Million Into Helping Women
“Over the next four years the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will steer $170 million to increase women’s economic might across the world, delivering on Melinda Gates’s longstanding goal to place a greater emphasis on women’s equality…” (Daniels, 3/5).

CNBC: Melinda Gates just announced a new $170 million plan to fund women’s equality around the world
“… ‘With a new focus on women’s economic empowerment, connecting women to markets, making sure they have access to financial services, and empowering them to help themselves, we aim to help tear down the barriers that keep half the world from leading a full life,’ Gates wrote in an op-ed for Quartz published Monday…” (Mejia, 3/5).

Devex: The Gates Foundation launches $170M gender strategy
“… ‘We’re aiming to invest this $170 million over four years to support four critical and integrated pillars on women’s economic empowerment,’ said Sarah Hendriks, director of gender equality at the Gates Foundation, who outlined the new strategy, which aims to transform how women participate in economies around the world…” (Cheney, 3/5).

Fast Company: Bill and Melinda Gates’ next big move? The economic empowerment of women
“…To spur change, the foundation will focus its money on ‘connecting women to markets, making sure they have access to financial services, and empowering them to help themselves’…” (3/5).

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