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Melinda Gates wants more women involved in Chicago’s tech industry

By Ally Marotti, Chicago Tribune | Jan 28, 2020


Melinda Gates’ investment company Pivotal Ventures is putting $50 million into Chicago and two other cities over the next five years to boost women’s involvement in the tech industry. The initiative, called Gender Equality in Tech Cities, will work to increase the percentage of women graduating and working in computing-related fields, and boost the share of venture capital funding going to Chicago companies that have at least one founder who is a woman.


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