Melinda Gates: Tech's Responsibility to the Developing World

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Melinda Gates is no stranger to technology. After working at Microsoft in various roles for nine years, she understands tech, specifically, how it can help people overcome obstacles, disrupt the status quo and make room for global progress.

Gates is also a social good pioneer. Philanthropist, businesswoman and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she has spearheaded efforts to improve health and development around the world.

This kind of “positive disruption” was the theme of the third annual TEDxChange event last week. Gates hosted the conference and introduced seven speakers, including a theologian who discussed the balance between faith and family planning, a spoken-word poet who talked about the power of awareness, and children from the documentary Revolutionary Optimists who shared their views. Read more…

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