Balancing patience and urgency: Our latest DEI Progress Report

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The foundation’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Leslie Mays, speaks with colleagues Nate Simpson and Robin Martin at an employee event in Seattle, Washington.

How we’re doing: The 2021 DEI Progress Report

Our foundation publicly committed to making diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a priority both internally and in our work with partners and communities around the world. Our first DEI Progress Report offers a snapshot of our progress so far and how we can do better.
By Leslie Mays Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Detail view of the "campus heart" courtyard on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Seattle campus in Seattle

Work in progress: An update on our DEI journey

We have much work to do to achieve true inclusion at the foundation. We aim to hold ourselves accountable for doing better.
By Mark Suzman CEO, Board Member, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Seeking diversity? Avoid these common traps

Reflecting on her lived experience and cultural values, June Davis discusses the importance of broadening our notions of leadership with implications for hiring, talent development and more.
By June Davis Director, Strategy, Planning and Management and Chief of Staff, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation