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We see this in you, Warren. Your success didn't create your optimism. Your optimism led to your success.feedback
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Nov 02 2017
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Sep 13 2017

Candidly, we are unlikely to reach every target–some are more realistic and some are more aspirational–but that doesn't absolve us of the responsibility to get as close as we can.feedback

Sep 13 2017

This report will be a bit of a wake-up call to some leaders of certain countries. There is a lot of work to be done, and we've got to roll up our sleeves and as a world get busy on that work.feedback

Sep 13 2017

Bill and I are making lots of outreach to Congress because Congress is the one that actually sets and makes the budget. And the great thing about it in the US is there is very good bipartisan support around these global health topics, and has been for a long time.feedback

Sep 04 2017

Optimism is a huge asset, . We see this in you, Warren. Your success didn't create your optimism. Your optimism led to your success.feedback

Aug 03 2017

The bottom line is this: Motherhood is a tough balancing act, and every mom deserves the chance to do what's right for her and her family. If that means breastfeeding, great. If that means formula feeding, that's totally fine, too. I just want to make sure that every mom truly does have both options.feedback

Aug 03 2017

I like to think that in an alternate life, I'm a breast-pump tycoon. No matter where you are in the world, the conversation about breastfeeding can get a little one-sided. It tends to focus on all the ways breastfeeding benefits a child, while glossing over just how hard – or even impossible – it can be for a mother: physically, emotionally, and logistically.feedback

Aug 03 2017

By the time my youngest child had moved onto solid foods, I had spent hours on hours staring at my breast pump, imagining all the ways I could improve the design.feedback

Jul 11 2017

This additional funding can't begin to close the gap that the US budget cuts could create.feedback

Jul 11 2017

If empowering women is more than just rhetoric for the president, he will prove it by funding family planning.feedback

Jun 26 2017

Empowered women and girls transform societies–and when women have the tools to plan and space their pregnancies, the benefits keep multiplying. Women and their babies are healthier, children grow up better educated, and over time, entire economies become more prosperous. Multiply that across millions of families and you start to understand why contraceptives are one of the greatest antipoverty innovations the world has ever seen.feedback

Jun 26 2017

The data consistently shows that diverse teams are more successful and innovative, so this is something that will absolutely benefit everyone. Everything we do at the foundation is grounded in our belief that all lives have equal value. So, we're always trying to find opportunities where a relatively small investment can have an outsized impact on people's lives. That's why we invest in contraceptives around the world.feedback

Jun 15 2017

The world doesn't need more people who think and act the same – so resist the temptation to conform to what's around you.feedback

May 23 2017

This budget threatens to trap millions more families in a cycle of poverty.feedback

May 17 2017

This is a time in your life when a whole host of opportunities will suddenly open up, and if you stay in your comfort zone, you'll miss out on so many things worth experiencing. But while you're challenging yourself to embrace the discomfort of new environments and situations, also remember to treasure the things that make you uniquely you. The world doesn't need more people who think and act the same – so resist the temptation to conform to what's around you. Whatever it is you end up doing, bring something of your own to it.feedback

Mar 05 2017 - Microsoft

I said, Two weeks from Saturday night? How could you possibly know what you're doing? My schedule doesn't go out that far.feedback

Mar 05 2017 - Microsoft

It's absolutely a partnership of equals. It's important to both of us that the world understands that we are running this place together. This is our joint values being played out in the world.feedback

Mar 05 2017 - Microsoft

I just thought, Oh my gosh. I have to work at this company. They are changing the world. And if I get an offer, there's no way I'm not going to take it.feedback

Mar 05 2017 - Microsoft

He was surprised, he was definitely surprised. But I said to him, You know, it just doesn't make sense. You can't be the CEO and go as hard as you're going and – somebody has to be at home, right? We didn't want our children raised by somebody else. I said, You know, if we want them to have the values we have, somebody has to be home.feedback

Feb 14 2017

Ten years ago, when we first got word of your gift to the Foundation, we were speechless. It was the biggest single gift anyone ever gave anybody for anything.feedback

Feb 14 2017

Optimism is a huge asset. We can always use more of it. But optimism isn't a belief that things will automatically get better; it's a conviction that we can make things better. We see this in you, Warren. Your success didn't create your optimism; your optimism led to your success. We're trying to channel your empathy, add your optimism, mix in technology, apply strategy, and work with partners to save more lives. That's how we're spending your gift.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - South Korea

You don't make these donations forever. We are starting countries on a path. When you do the right thing for people in terms of health and agriculture and banking, you lift people out of poverty. South Korea used to be a recipient of aid from the world, and now they're a donor country to the world. So, we need to make these investments.feedback

Feb 14 2017

Governments have to look outward. The message we are giving is, we are a global community. Ebola came here. When we help the world, peace and security also shows up on our doorstep.feedback

Jul 11 2012

What we can do by offering contraceptives to women, or what we were talking about… access for 120 million new women… we can avert 15 million abortions in the next eight years.feedback

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