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...

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Barack Obama Former USA PresidentIn 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. (Source)

Bill Gates CEO/MicrosoftI would say this even if I weren’t married to the author: The Moment of Lift is a terrific read. Melinda opens up about her personal journey from private citizen to public advocate. You see how she pushed our foundation to focus more on women’s empowerment. She shares insights about our marriage, the path we took to become equals in our work, and how she has helped me grow as a father and husband. But to me, what is really impressive about the book is the way Melinda combines her mastery of data with her ability to tell powerful stories about individual women she has met. In an especially... (Source)

Warren Buffett CEO/Berkshire HathawayI think this is one of the best books I've ever read. (Source)

Reid Hoffman CEO/LinkedInIn her instructive and inspiring book #TheMomentOfLift, @melindagates explains why effective "delivery systems" are key to achieving massive impact, and what the secret is to creating them. (Source)

Brené Brown An urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. (Source)

Tara Westover AuthorMelinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms. (Source)

Mark Duplass THE MOMENT OF LIFT by the incomparable @melindagates is the single most important book I read this year. A particularly great holiday gift for all the men in your life. (Source)

Shruti Kapoor @SDG2030 @_PriyankaCRaina @grfCare @UNFPAasia @UNFPAIndia @Chavivohra @CanadaWD2019 @WomenDeliver @SheDecidesGFI @IndiainDenmark @CanadainIndia @UNinIndia In her latest book "The Moment of Lift", @melindagates highlights the challenges women face with regards to realizing their reproductive health rights. It's a must read for all! #SDGsImpactChat (Source)

Brene Brown 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. (Source)

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