The Aram Lecture on Business Ethics

Join us for an engaging conversation with:

Julie Frye

Principal, Strategic Investment Fund at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ethics and Equity in the Midst of a Pandemic 

Back in March, hospitals across the U.S. had to make decisions about who would receive care amidst a shortage of hospital beds. Seven months later, many global leaders continue to make painful trade-offs daily: Does a country buy 10 malaria tests or one COVID-19 test? Do test results matter if a country can’t afford to care for these patients? Who should receive the limited global supply of vaccines? But the story doesn’t end here. Amidst mounting challenges, leaders are demanding more equitable access to critical COVID supplies, with some surprising results.   

Thursday, October 29, 2020
6:00 p.m. lecture and Q&A

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About Julie
Julie is a Principal for the $2 billion Strategic Investment Fund of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Her portfolio primarily contains companies that improve primary healthcare, maternal and child health, and infectious disease. Recognizing that there will never be enough trained medical providers she is particularly focused on the role that technology-enabled diagnostics, devices, and software can enable doctors, midwives, and community health workers to provide higher quality care in low- and middle-income countries.

Before joining the foundation, Julie held finance roles at a publicly traded company and with a microfinance organization in Nicaragua. She began her career in public accounting with KPMG and is a proud graduate of Gonzaga University.


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