Patty Griffin’s Latest Act of Bravery

“I’m always trying to find a way to personally not feel disempowered by the structures around me, to get myself undominated by whatever it is—whether its growing up poor, or thinking of myself a certain way. Nobody’s better than anyone. There’s a lot of hierarchical thinking, and women always tend to be up against it.”

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is Zooming in on Women’s Global Economic Empowerment

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has crafted their first-ever Gender Strategy—committing $170 million dollars to programming in Kenya, India, Uganda and Tanzania advancing women’s economic empowerment. Ms. caught up with Sarah Hendricks, the foundation’s Gender Equality Director, to discuss this concentrated approach—and how true financial independence allows women to move themselves and their communities forward.