Kiersten Marek’s review in Philanthropic Women delineates what Melinda Gates expounds on her recent article in Foreign Affairs. The topic is the role of women’s leadership in the age of COVID. Marek quotes Gates throughout her review and concurs with her assessment of the needs of women to take a leadership role and the necessary adjustments in society.
But then Marek makes a valid and critical point in her review: “the future of the world in Melinda Gates’s eyes doesn’t depend on women activists or changemakers as much as she implies it depends on women as compliant workers”.
Marek takes offense and then goes on to point out some discrepancies in the Gates’ philosophy and their financial investments. It certainly made me think Melinda could learn from Kiersten and be more progressive in her vision of “women architects”. Please read the article