The Moment of Lift

The Moment of Lift

How Empowering Women Changes the World

Book - 2019
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she's met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention--from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace." -- President Barack Obama

"The Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what's possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page."

-- Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead

"Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever." -- Malala Yousafzai

"Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms." -- Tara Westover, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Educated

A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.

"How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings - and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity."


For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission 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, you need to stop keeping women down.

In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she's learned from the inspiring people she's met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, "That is why I had to write this book--to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live."

Melinda's unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention--from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world--and ourselves.

Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.

When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, [2019]
Edition: First U.S. Edition.
ISBN: 9781250313577
Characteristics: viii, 273 pages ; 22 cm

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Andersonbonitaj
May 06, 2019

This book should be required reading for everyone. The book provides problems, solutions and most of all stories of real people. I admire anyone willing to solve problems with their own time and commitment. I liked the research that shows the differences that are made by the numbers of success. I'm proud of this women I don't know. She doesn't just throw money at a problem but delves into the solutions.

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fgilmore
Apr 23, 2019

Please add an ebook version!

debwalker Apr 18, 2019

How billionaires can do good in the world. If only they all did!

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StarGladiator
Nov 06, 2018

One must sarcastically observe Mrs. Gates will no doubt be as successful with this flimsy objective as she was with her incredibly-failing user interface some years back!
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