The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the WorldA Debut From Forbesthird 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 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 Equity Is The Lever That Lifts Everything.

Melinda French Gates is a philanthropist, businesswoman, and global advocate for women and girls.As the co chair of the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda sets the direction and priorities of the world s largest philanthropy She is also the founder of Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company working to drive social progress for women and families in the United States.Melin

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  • Hardcover
  • 273 pages
  • The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
  • Melinda Gates
  • English
  • 01 March 2019
  • 9781250313577

10 thoughts on “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

  1. Bill Gates says:

    I would say this even if I weren t married to the author The Moment of Lift is a terrific read.It is a wise, honest, and beautifully written book about how empowering women lifts up everyone None of that will be surprising to anyone who knows Melinda Although it took her about a year to write, in a way she has been working on it her whole life The Moment of Lift is about the women who have inspired Melinda, starting with her own mother, through her colleagues at Microsoft, and continuing today with the amazing scientists, farmers, educators, and leaders she meets through her work with our foundation.Melinda opens up about her personal journey from private citizen to public advocate You see how she pushed our foundation to focus 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 memorable passage about how she handles seeing people in desperate circumstances, she writes All of us have to let our hearts break it s the price of being present to someone who is suffering Your heart will break than once when you read this book But often, you will be enlightened and inspired.In this free excerpt, Melinda writes about her final conversation with...

  2. Suzanne says:

    If you invest in a girl or a woman, you re investing in everyone else. I did not realise the depth of philanthropy that Melinda Gates is invested in She is seriously invested in the rights of women and making women empowered around the world She works tirelessly within her organisation the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation I knew nothing of the work undertaken by this organisation, they certainly use their wealth for excellent means Melinda travels around the world, stays with families, gets to know people at an intricate level and learns so much about what is happening to women at a basic level and is making progress The simple right to contraception is one of the biggest themes here, Melinda is a Catholic and does not let this get in the way of her important work There were some great quotes that I wish I had written down but did not as this was an audio read, skillfully narrated by the author I love to listen to the author tell their story, it adds to my reading experience As for this being a debut work, it blows me away.Child arranged marriage is discussed, and some of the stories are heartbreaking The author ...

  3. Donna Hines says:

    A woman on a mission to save other women from despair, poverty, and the ills that effect every aspect of society today.It s a man s world and nothing has changed Yet Melinda Gates is determined to weave a new pattern in this bundle of yarn one that will help those around the world get the help they deserve through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Empowerment Validation Assurances of a better life Sounds so cozy but can it be accomplished and I wonder can we start at home before going abroad Look I have not had the white picket fence dream fulfilled I married a man I thought would love, honor, obey but instead I got a devil in disguise After being left homeless, bankrupt, without income assets or savings I had to pick myself up, dust off, and try again.So I did but not without helping others first.As a 20 yr volunteer with over 13 nonprofits in my community I seen first hand the power to inspire, transform, and honor those who feel they have lost all hope I ve been both a recipient and a volunteer especially with regards to food insecurities In fact this past year while passing out 10,ooo frozen turkeys my back went out, pinched on my nerve, and legs became temp paralyzed yet I continued to work as people need us I watched people come up to me with a sad look in their eyes one you could read on their face and when I said, It s ok, I m also below poverty with 3 kids from abusive marriage they welled up and t...

  4. Whitney says:

    Overall I loved this book and found it very inspiring A very important read that touches on many key global health issues The overall message of this book can be summarized as When we lift up women and girls everywhere, it benefits us all 4 5 or 8 10Highly recommend this to everyone but be warned to any that are sensitive to topics such as rape, domestic violence, religious issues and contraception, child brides, and the sex trade Summary Melinda Gates has actively been involved in various types of global health and charity work around the world for the past twenty years This book is a compilation of her experiences and what she has learned Each chapter is focused on an important global health issue such as contraception, domestic violence, child brides, work place equality, etc She ties in knowledge, research, stories from incredible women, and her own experiences beautifully to each chapter Very heavy topics but an overall uplifting and positive tons.The Good This book is well written and you can really feel the author s passion throughout the entirety She discusses some very heavy topics but somehow gives it an overall p...

  5. Moonkiszt says:

    The Moment of LiftI cannot say enough good things about this book She is saying, advocating and calling to action with words that are persuasive to me and are hitting me right in the heart Read this book. She covers many of the ways women and underprivileged groups are pushed down throughout the world throughout the ages and approaches that have been taken in the past and how the paths to the end goals have changed, because understanding of the needs and obstacles has increased She calls for of that kind of thinking being flexible and willing to change your mind in order to accomplish the goal equality for all humans of every stripe.When I picked this book up, I had a dare in mind, not overtly, just as a jaded person does Ok, Lady of a Billionaire Tell me how to change the world from your Towers in the Clouds Tell me how to fix stuff about which you know nothing I dare you.I couldn t have been further from the truth There are quotes from this book that could be pulled out but this is one of her key points as she focuses on empowering women for those of you who roll your eyes at feminist themes or snap the book shut at empowering women She wants equality for all, not women over men, not women better than men She wants the same righ...

  6. Trish says:

    Melinda Gates has a famous name and job, but who knows what she actually does Running a foundation with assets exceeding that of many countries must carry enormous stresses, particularly for people who understand that injecting cash into a problem may actually make the problem grow What courage it must take just to try.This had to have been a hard book to write, what with a crushing schedule, children, and weighty responsibilities, to say nothing of the disparate and discrete problems of women on different continents I am not saying there aren t similarities among women s experiences the world over I m saying that, perhaps for the purposes of this book, on each continent Gates honed in on a different critical problem among women that she might be able to affect In Africa, she showed us women responsible for field work and cultivation In South Asia, we look at sex workers In America, it was education In every country the message was about empowerment and equality.Gates sounds tentative and na ve to begin which may help her audience connect with her experience But she has some insights sprinkled all the way al...

  7. (a)lyss(a) says:

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review.This book was around 3.5 stars for me While Melinda Gates is open about her faith and her experience and why she believes in supporting women I wish this book had dug deeper There are powerful anecdotes about child brides and women who died in childbirth where Gates explained these are the experiences that moved her and even stories about her own marriage and how the Gates discuss their domestic duties However, there aren t a lot of facts about how letting women plan their family size and care improves economies, improves child welfare outcomes, and other positive attributes Perhaps this book is written to preach to the choir, so to speak, but anyone who has doubts about advocating for women who picks up this book will b...

  8. Kaloyana says:

    For this book I need to make a whole new shelf called abandoned with hatred and anger.If you haven t heard that people and children die in Africa because of poverty, hunger no health care etc, and if you haven t heard that people in poor African countries have many children, who die under age of five, and you have no idea that in Africa they had no education, and you haven t heard about inexplicably rich people form western world, known as philanthropists, who go there and try to help those poor people, by donating money, talking to them, making programs about birth control etc, this book is for you Also, if you have no idea how to use Google search, this book might give you all the numbers in the statistic in countries where all those things are happening Youl ll get a lot of numbers, trust me on that I also wonder why no one didn t consider telling Mrs Gates that most of her readers probably know what poverty is, what doest it cause to people, its affects on human life and how when you are poor the only thing you can think of is surviving and you absolutely cannot contribute to your society So I expected Melinda Gates to tell us her life story and her personal experience, which she almost did, but was somehow boring and predictable and nothing normal reader haven t heard Like the story of this woman in Africa, Rwanda, I guess, who asked Mrs Gates to take her own baby, but Melinda told her, she already has three kids of her own, so better teach...

  9. Fully.Booked says:

    5 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN this is a must read Gates opened my eyes to a whole other side of women empowerment She adressed a lot of different issues, many that seem forgotten in today s society there s a particular focus on developing countries and on her and Bill s foundation She s clearly educated and passionate about her work but her tone is very down to earth, which I loved A lot of what she said resonated w...

  10. Ying Ying says:

    The I read, the I got into the book Chapters 5 and 9 are my favorite ones In Chapter 5, I loved reading about Melinda s personal story with Bill and showed me what an equal partnership really means Chapter 9 wraps up the book beautifully with much wisdom about people living in the margins and how we should face the pain and instead create a world of inclusion.Below are the book passages that I took note of on OneNote, as I was reading the book.Pg 149 Killian says, To be known without being loved is terrifying To be loved without being known has no power to change us But to be deeply known and deeply loved transforms us Pg 150 That is why we women have to lift each other up not to replace men at the top of the hierarchy, but to become partners with men in ending hierarchy Pg 164 There was an empathy barrier The outsiders showed little skill in projecting themselves into the lives of the people they wanted to help, and they had little interest in trying to understand why something was being done in a certain way They didn t even have the patience to explain to villagers why they thought something should change Outrage can save one girl or two, she told me Only empathy can change the system Pg 237 The United States is one of only seven countries in the world that do not provide paid maternity leave joining the company of Papua New Guinea, Suriname, and a handful of ...

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