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We look in our own backyard and say, 'How do we help at-risk families, at risk youth? How do we think through some of the problems affecting the Pacific Northwest and make some change there?'
Our economies are built on the backs of all this unpaid labor that women do.
But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids.
With economic opportunity, sometimes it's making sure that if they're not in a place where they can have good jobs, that when they have economic opportunity, they have digital tools to use.
Abortion has become a very politicised issue that I think countries have to work out themselves. In a lot of countries, people can't even yet agree on what their laws should be.
I think the Americans need to understand that a lot of times the children are bored in school, and that is why they are not staying in.
Women around the world should have a tool that helps them plan their pregnancies.
My background was computer science and business school, so eventually I worked my way up where I was running product groups - development, testing, marketing, user education.
I'm happy we have three healthy children and we'll stay with three healthy children.
Housework comes first, so girls often fall behind in school. Global statistics show that it's increasingly girls, not boys, who don't know how to read.
Now, as smartphones are coming up, there are all kinds of apps that will start to be developed that will help women.
If you can't go to secondary school, the boys get to go and the girls don't, you're locked into a cycle of poverty, because you don't have a chance.
I realized that the only way to get into a good college was to be valedictorian or salutatorian. So that was my goal.
Government funding that's coming from the United States is making a huge difference on the ground in the developing world. It's really palpable - it's making a huge difference saving lives.
Poverty disproportionately affects women around the world.
That's universal - we all want to bring every good thing to our children. But what's not universal is our ability to provide every good thing.
As a parent, the responsible thing to do - if you love your child - is to vaccinate your child.
If you ask, who has the chance to move into the city and get a good job out in the developing world? It's a man. Who's left to care for the kids back at home? The woman is.
But we also believe in taking risks, because that's how you move things along.