Read the ad recently posted by Panorama Global (headed by Gabrielle Fitzgerald) about its new project: Panorama has received funding from a prominent U.S. philanthropist to better understand the private sector and how they make decisions regarding paid leave. Based on our findings, we will test different approaches to influencing those companies and see if we can find the right mix of strategy and tactics to move the needle on paid leave programs in the U.S. Our goal by the end of this project is to have a much deeper understanding of the landscape, and determine a recommended path forward to drive adoption of paid leave programs in the private sector. A concern shared by the recent research published by the Center for American Progress. Who is the mysterious and still anonymous 'prominent US philanthropist" supporting this initiative? Could she be Melinda Gates? She expressed several times her concern about paid family leave.