Leadership Reflection Of Bill Gates And The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation

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We have all heard the saying education is the key to success, it is an opportunity that ones can take a nuisance but studies have shown that the higher you are educated the more you will earn in the long term. Public schools have long been scrutinized for the quality of their curriculum and the preparation of students for higher education courses. Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have a long-standing commitment to evolving the public school blueprint by improving the accessibility to quality education. Founded in the year 2000 and based in Seattle Washington, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a philanthropy organization that provides funding to organizations that drive global issues in an attempt to solve the issues …show more content…
My first interaction with this organization was as a junior in high school. The dean of our social studies department assembled some of his brightest students to help him pitch for the foundation of a new charter school The Peace and Diversity High School. The Bill Gates Foundation was funding this new initiative on a new approach to public education. The new charter school would use the primarily donated funds to form a public school with the freedom to work specific subjects into their curriculum. Our focus was to pitch Peace and Diversity to the board of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the school that would affect social change as its curriculum was focused around global …show more content…
I have always felt that the best way to lead is by engaging individuals to feel the same compassion you feel for a particular subject. My ability to lead by example and work as a supporting leader has worked through numerous situations. I can recall while presenting the student proposal for Peace and Diversity High. After pitching it to the Gates Foundation and The Board of Education, one of the members stating that they were impressed with how they were able to connect to the overall message of the school, as I was able to express how passionate I was about the cause. And since then, using my leadership ability to be vocal and communicate and engage as part of my leadership traits to stimulate others to bring out their best qualities to effect change or complete a task

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