If Bill Gates were a girl, where would we be today? Would he/she have gotten IBM to turn over the keys to the software kingdom to Microsoft? I think yes and it's important to point out here who actually helped him in those early days. - his mother! Bill, along with Steve Balmer, donated $20 million to Harvard University for Maxwell Dworkin, the computer
science and electrical engineering building at Harvard named in memory of their mothers, Mary Maxwell Gates and Beatrice Dworkin Ballmer. And record numbers of women are studying computer science at Harvard today.
If Bill Gates were a girl, would he/she have started the Gates Foundation to fight world diseases and to work to improve education? Of course, yes! Women are the great defenders of children, the predominant number of caregivers, and the majority of the educators in the United States.
If Bill Gates were a girl would he still promote innovation, flexibility and entrepreneurship? Again, I say yes. Women are starting small businesses at a higher rate than ever, and are creating new startups to deal with everything from healthcare to shopping to green energy, finding more opportunity here than in the corporate world. Flexibility is the key, and key not only to innovation but to happy employees. Tech companies have learned this and offer all kinds of benefits. "Google's five-month maternity leave plan gives new mothers a full paycheck plus benefits and it allows mothers to take the time off whenever they like", according to businessinsider.com. After all, who wants to lose a great engineer or innovator like Bill Gates? The google maternity package has led to a 50% reduction in turnover of new moms according to the article.
I think the answer to the question if Bill Gates were a girl, where would we be today is that we would be right where we are. He's not so different from any female genius, he just has a lot more money. And what does Bill Gates want to see in today's world? More innovation, more help for kids, better education. Any mother would be proud!