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August 2019
No Joke

A Note from Melinda

208 years.

That's how long the World Economic Forum projects it will take the United States to reach gender equality.

It’s ridiculous to wait so long for something so important. In fact, it’s preposterous. But it’s no joke.

That's why this month, we're using stats, stories, and humor to call on all Americans to play a role in speeding up the pace of progress.

If we choose to make gender equality a priority, we will see that better, more equal future a lot faster.

Equality can’t wait, and we shouldn’t either.

What's Inspiring Me

"Fearless" by Jean Case

If you want to change the world, it helps to be fearless. And if you need a dose of courage, look no further than Jean Case's collection of stories, evidence, and optimism. Pick up this book for yourself or a change-maker you know.

“What Being Malala's Father Taught Me About Feminism”

"When a father begins a journey into feminism, believing in the worth of his daughters, he can change his whole family’s future." Highly recommend this beautiful piece from Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai.

“108 Women’s World Cup Players on Their Jobs, Money and Sacrificing Everything”

The New York Times surveyed more than 100 women World Cup players from 17 countries about what they earn, how they live, and how they got where they are today. Check out this beautiful piece, complete with photos taken by the players.