Melinda Gates created Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company, to advance social progress in the United States, enabling better lives for more people. Their primary mission is for every individual to have an equal opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of others. In June of this year, they joined with other funders to launch the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge, which will provide forty million dollars to support big, bold solutions to expand women’s power and influence in the United States.
The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge is a chance to put resources behind people and ideas that don’t often get the support they need. In the United States, gender equality is chronically underfunded. In fact, the arts receive nearly five times more private charitable funding than women’s issues according to data from