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Friday September 30, 2016

Melinda Gates Has A New Mission: Women in Tech

Instead of just sitting around bitching and moaning about there not being enough women in tech, Melinda Gates is actually doing something about it. It's kinda nice to see someone putting their money where their mouth is and doing something besides complaining.

It’s personal. Gates got her start in tech. After graduating from Duke with a computer science degree (and an MBA), she spent a decade working at Microsoft. That was back in 1987, when just over a third of undergraduate computer science degrees went to women. Nearly 30 years later, fewer than one in five CS degrees are earned by women. That, according to Gates, constitutes a crisis. "This has got to change," she told me when we met to discuss her efforts last week.