The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World How Empowering Women Changes the World, Melinda Gates
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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

Author: Melinda Gates

Narrator: Melinda Gates

Unabridged: 7 hr 56 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Published: 04/23/2019

Genre: Social Science - Women's Studies

Synopsis

a€œThe Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and whata€™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.a€ a€” BrenA© 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.

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 audiobook, Gates traces her awakening to the link between womena€™s empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to a€œturbo-chargea€ 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 shea€™s had with women from all over the worlda€”and shows how we can all get involved.

A personal statement of passionate conviction, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World tells of Gatesa€™ journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the worlda€™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.

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