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...

  • Science (Fiction) Comedy Horror and Fantasy Geek/Nerd a.k.a Mario

    Discriminating half of your population is a crime against humanity of such immense stupidity that hardly any words can be found to describe it. Next to the social and millionfold individual suffering,...

  • Liz

    I’m embarrassed to say this is another book I wouldn’t have read except for my book club. And I would have missed out. The moment of lift is that moment a rocket or plane takes off and leaves the ...

  • Ariel

    In the crazy way life sometimes goes these days I got to interview Melinda Gates about her new book. I'm really excited for you to all see it when it comes out (I think in January!). This book opened ...

  • 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...

  • Whitney

    Overall: I loved this book and found it very inspiring. A very important read that touches on many key global health issues. The overall message of this book can be summarized as: When we lift up wome...

  • 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...

  • Moonkiszt

    The Moment of LiftI cannot say enough good things about this book. She is saying, advocating and calling to action with words that are persuasive to me and are hitting me right in the heart. Read this...

  • Trish

    Melinda Gates has a famous name and job, but who knows what she actually does? Running a foundation with assets exceeding that of many countries must carry enormous stresses, particularly for people w...