Portrait of Melinda Gates

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.
Signature of Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates and Ilana Glazer stand behind two microphones riffing on why it will take 208 years to achieve gender equality
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