Melinda French Gates shares her next steps after leaving the foundation she founded with Bill Gates.

Melinda French Gates shares her next steps after leaving the foundation she founded with Bill Gates.

French Gates says it plans to spend $1 billion over two years on “people and organizations working on behalf of women and families around the world, including reproductive rights in the United States.” Earlier this month she announced her plans to step down as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to refocus her philanthropic efforts.