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The Moment of Lift

How Empowering Women Changes the World
Narrated by: Melinda Gates
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

For the last 20 years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission.

Her goal, as cochair of the Bill and 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 women’s empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to 'turbo charge' 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 she’s had with women from all over the world - and shows how we can all get involved. 

A personal statement of passionate conviction, this book tells of Gates’ journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world’s foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equality is the lever that lifts everything.

©2019 Melinda Gates (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Melinda Gates is a brilliant story teller


Thoroughly loved every bit of it. there wasn't a single moment when I wasn't fully engrossed into listening. Theres so much I am taking away and i am sure I will come back to it later again :)

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Truly Uplifting

An attention grabbing and thought provoking masterpiece! Truly inspirational and an eye opener for the society at large.

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