The Moment of Lift

The Moment of Lift

How Empowering Women Changes the World

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A timely call to action for women's empowerment by the influential co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation identifies the link between women's equality and societal health, sharing uplifting insights by international advocates in the fight against gender bias. --Publisher
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2019
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250313577
1250313570
9781250229199
1250229197
Branch Call Number: 305.42 G2235M 2019
Characteristics: viii, 273 pages ; 22 cm

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Adult Nonfiction. “Philanthropist, mother of three, and wife of one of the world's richest men, Gates delivers a thoughtful and empathetic treatise that demonstrates how empowering women can change the world and lift families from poverty. Part memoir, part call to action, Gates's compassionate n... Read More »


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AnneCarolineDrake
Jun 14, 2019

I totally agree that The Moment of Lift should be required reading. It would make an excellent graduation gift for the young women in your life.

The book is packed with wisdom. It will rock your world and change your perspective. Gender bias is insidiously embedded in our culture. How? Stigma. Reproductive freedoms. Oppression. Unpaid work. Violence against women. Inequality.

The antidotes are equal partnerships, empowerment, and a chorus of voices calling for change.

You probably will enjoy the personal story of how Bill Gates' driving Jenn to school inspired mothers to tell their husbands, "if Bill Gates can do it, so can you!" One night a frustrated Melinda announced at dinner, "nobody leaves the kitchen until mama leaves the kitchen." Bill Gates washes the dinner dishes.

This is one of the best books I've read in a very, very long time.

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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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