7 Times Melinda Gates Proved That Women Should Be Running the World

In honor of her birthday, we've rounded up her words of wisdom every woman should live by.

Melinda Gates
(Image credit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Melinda Gates

(Image credit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Melinda Gates

(Image credit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Melinda Gates

(Image credit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Melinda Gates

(Image credit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Melinda Gates

(Image credit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Melinda Gates

(Image credit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Melinda Gates

(Image credit: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

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Photos via The Gates Foundation and used with permission

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