Women's Health is Everyone's Health

April 11, 2015 2:19 AM

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My husband Bill and I call ourselves impatient optimists. We started our foundation because we believe that when it comes to improving the lives of the world's poorest people, incredible things are possible. But we are impatient because the progress the world so desperately needs isn't happening quickly enough, especially for women and girls.

You don't have to be an expert in global development to know that women and girls around the world still face gender-specific barriers to reaching their full potential. Nor should it come as a surprise that when women and girls are held back, the health and prosperity of their communities suffer, to...

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