The Moment of Lift

How Empowering Women Changes the World
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Author(s): Melinda Gates
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
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Product Number: DD43079
Released: Apr 23, 2019
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ISBN: #9781250317056
Narrator/s: Melinda Gates
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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**One of AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2019** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "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."—BrenE Brown, Ph.D., author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead "Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever."—Malala Yousafzai "Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms."—Tara Westover, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller EDUCATED 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 book—to 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 attention—from 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 world—and 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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The Moment of Lift
Product Number: BX00099187
Product Number:Z100141668
Product Number:DD43079

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Author(s): Melinda Gates
Narrator(s): Melinda Gates
Product Number Z100141668
Released: Apr 23, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250317049
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Author(s): Melinda Gates
Product Number EB00729443
Released: Apr 23, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: #9781250313560

Professional reviews

"At a time of celebrity biographies, Melinda Gates, philanthropist and wife of Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, narrates her own story of growing awareness of women's lives worldwide. She does so in a strong, affirmative voice that tells all, even her own reluctance, as a practicing Catholic, to become a spokesperson for contraception. Gates is the feminist we all need; she has studied how broadening women's rights also raises their earning potential, which contributes to national development. Listeners will revel in the personal details of her own awakening to how childbearing and poor maternal health are the major limitations facing women worldwide. Speaking in a firm tone, Gates does not let herself off the hook for the years it took her to come to this realization. M.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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