“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
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 bookto 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 attentionfrom 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 worldand 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.
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About the Author
Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the world, Melinda Gates has dedicated her life to achieving transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities, and societies. Core to her work is empowering women and girls to help them realize their full potential. In 2015, Melinda created Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company that enables her to bring together other new and emerging strands of her advocacy and philanthropic work focused in the US. Melinda received a bachelor’s degree from Duke and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School. After joining Microsoft Corp. in 1987, she helped develop many of the company’s multimedia products. In 1996, Melinda left Microsoft to focus on her philanthropic work and family.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not an easy read due to the tragic treatment of women, but interesting , informativve and inspiring .
Melinda Gates brings out the best of women's voice through THE MOMENT OF LIFT: the author explores- with a practical and beautiful writing - relevant subjects such as family planning, gender bias, education and cultural challenges. Melinda paints with sensitivity the delicate choices of having a child, the use/lack of contraceptive and the further barriers that poor people have regarding these problems. The believable and heartbreaking stories made me think of my own privileges and the luck-factor, at the same time, I felt great compassion for the people from the stories. Furthermore, her own struggles (searching for equality in marriage and society) are honest and relatable. I found Melinda and Bill's family background interesting and it showed me how parents' lives are essential to shape the children. THE MOMENT OF LIFT is an insightful and thought-provoking book that will constantly reminds me of the importance of women's empowerment and the fact that we should stand against women's oppression. [ I received an ARC from Flatiron Books and all opinions are my own]
Melinda Gates shares the compelling stories of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as they travel the world & compassionately & intelligently lift cultures via educating & empowering women. An incredibly interesting & influential book!
"The Moment of Lift" is a powerful call to action for peace, equality, and justice now. Not tomorrow--now, Every human being on the planet should read this book.
Totally inspirational I was on tour as a professional violinist in China when I read this book, and it gave me such powerful uplifting energy. Thank you Melinda, I love you!! I am totally blessed to be a women who can do anything in my life, with a beautiful and equal relationship with my husband, family, friends, and work colleagues. Even so, I am infinitely grateful for this book which has inspired me to do as much as I can to uplift women and girls around the world. I have such respect and appreciation for what Melinda and Bill are doing, and all the incredible people Melinda mentions in her book. Thank you all.