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News Brief: The Gates Foundation today announced that it will commit $170 million over the next four years “to help women exercise their economic power.” “With a new focus on women’s economic empowerment, connecting women to markets, making sure they have access to financial services, and empowering them to help themselves, we aim to help tear down the barriers that keep half the world from leading a full life,” wrote Melinda Gates, a long-time champion of creating opportunities for women and minorities in technology. Read more in Quartz.

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