Philanthropy has come from women involved in an array of professional pursuits, including business, politics, social services and entertainment. With Melinda Gates spearheading multi-billion dollar health and education efforts, Audrey Hepburn serving as a UNICEF ambassador and Oprah Winfrey opening a school for girls in South Africa, these visionaries and their peers remind us of our connection to each other and the importance of caring.
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In the 10th edition of their annual letter, Melinda and Bill Gates took on President Trump’s “America First worldview,” with Melinda writing: “I wish our president would treat people, and especially women, with more respect when he speaks and tweets.”
With Reese Witherspoon dropping out of the movie “Pale Blue Dot” to clear her schedule, Hollywood insiders say season 2 of “Big Little Lies” will start production in the spring of 2018. HBO has not officially confirmed the speculation.
Selena Gomez, who became sick due to complications from lupus, shared details of the life-saving kidney transplant she received from a friend. “I had arthritis. My kidneys were shutting down. My mentality was just to keep going,” she said on the NBC's Today Show.
In a rousing #MeToo Golden Globes’ lifetime achievement award acceptance speech, Oprah Winfrey tipped her hat to the free press and women who have been abused by men in power, suggesting that “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have.”