Melinda Gates has become the world’s most powerful person to focus her attention solely on women and girls. As co-founder with her husband, the Gates Foundation is the world’s largest charitable foundation, with a $41.3 billion endowment. Mrs.Gates told Forbes Magazine (Nov 2015), that in order to fight poverty, “you have to put women and girls at the center”.

The Gates Foundation focuses on initiatives that address the world’s most vulnerable women and girls. In the past three years, Melinda Gates has announced a new initiative on family planning and universal birth control access, she is involved with programs on maternal and infant health, educational opportunities for girls, and initiatives encouraging micro-entrepreneurship among women.

Thank you Melinda Gates! You go girl!