The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

A debut from Forbes' third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.

For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, invest in women.

In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to “turbo-charge" change. And she provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference.

Convinced that all women should be free to decide whether and when to have children, Gates took her first step onto the global stage to make a stand for family planning. That step launched her into further efforts: to ensure women everywhere have access to every kind of job; to encourage men around the globe to share equally in the burdens of household work; to advocate for paid family leave for everyone; to eliminate gender bias in all its forms.

Throughout, Gates introduces us to her heroes in the movement towards equality, offers startling data, shares moving conversations she's had with women from all over the world—and shows how we can all get involved.

A personal statement of passionate conviction, this book tells of Gates' journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world's foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.

Title:The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250313577
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  • Bill Gates

    I would say this even if I weren’t married to the author: The Moment of Lift is a terrific read.It is a wise, honest, and beautifully written book about how empowering women lifts up everyone. (None...

  • Suzanne

    If you invest in a girl or a woman, you’re investing in everyone else. I did not realise the depth of philanthropy that Melinda Gates is invested in. She is seriously invested in the rights of wome...

  • Donna Hines

    A woman on a mission to save other women from despair, poverty, and the ills that effect every aspect of society today.It's a man's world and nothing has changed. Yet Melinda Gates is determined to we...

  • (a)lyss(a)

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review.This book was around 3.5 stars for me. While Melinda Gates is open about her faith and her experie...

  • Jayne Gerdeman Homsher

    I have to say this book by Melinda Gates has grabbed my attention from start to finish. I cancelled my entire day to read her book cover to cover and then I sent her a message on Twitter. My senses of...

  • Fully.Booked

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 - LADIES AND GENTLEMEN this is a must-read👏🏼 Gates opened my eyes to a whole other side of women empowerment💃🏼 She adressed a lot of different issues, many that seem forg...

  • Carolyn

    Just over halfway through, and I am enjoying it. I was inherently interested in what her perspective might be, since she is so uniquely informed and positioned to speak on global health and welfare is...

  • Chris Roberts

    Joan of Arc spit on her death proclamation at the stake. That is empowerment. Tell me when you can be that Joan ladies. We will not see the likes of Joan again in the history of this dying, dead earth...

  • Kathryn Speckels

    Awesome book, super important message, told in a compulsively readable way. At times, it felt a little preachy, and at others like it was just needlessly repeating itself, hence the four stars...but a...

  • Kaloyana

    For this book I need to make a whole new shelf called "abandoned with hatred and anger".If you haven't heard that people and children die in Africa because of poverty, hunger no health care etc, and i...