The ‘Woman for Women’ necktie is inspired by the amazing Melinda Gates. She may have a powerhouse of a husband on her side, but Melinda has paved her own path to one of the most philanthropic woman in the world - focusing on global health and education initiatives. Melinda Gates, who is co-chair and trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, works jointly with her husband, Bill Gates, to outline the strategy for tackling some of the world’s greatest issues.
Melinda is a champion for global health and women empowerment, which is why this necktie is adorned with contraceptives, representative of her Family Planning 2020 initiative. If you haven’t already, you have to hear her 2012 TED Talk. Please google now and make your way back here in 25 minutes :) In 2017, the Gates Foundation announced their commitment of $375 million over three years to provide 120 million women and girls access to effective contraception by the year 2020! Additionally, in 2019, through her company Pivotal Ventures, she announced she will be committing $1 billion to promote gender equality. Probably goes without saying, but the color of this necktie was chosen to underscore the staggering $40+ billion the Gates Foundation has donated to global causes.
“It’s time the world starts recognizing that the next Bill Gates might not look anything like the last one. And that not every great idea comes wrapped in a hoodie. Right now there’s a girl in elementary school whose ideas one day will change the world. It’s time everyone starts seeing it that way.”
- Melinda Gates
- 2” wide and 68” long
- 100% silk
- Spot clean or dry clean only
- Made in USA by a female-run production house
- Includes an illustrated storyboard featuring Melinda Gate’s accomplishments
- Packaged in a keepsake box