The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Review

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention―from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.”
―President Barack Obama

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

“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.

Title:The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
Edition Language:English

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    The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Reviews

  • Bill Gates

    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...

  • Suzanne

    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 wome...

  • Donna Hines

    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 we...

  • Moonkiszt

    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...

  • (a)lyss(a)

    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 experie...

  • Ying Ying

    The more I read, the more 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 rea...

  • Jayne Gerdeman Homsher

    I have to say this book by Melinda Gates has grabbed my attention from start to finish. I cancelled my entire day to read her book cover to cover and then I sent her a message on Twitter. My senses of...

  • Fully.Booked

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/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 forg...

  • Monica Kim: Reader in Emerald City

    When these barriers are broken and opportunities open up, they not only lift women out of poverty; they can elevate women to equality with men in every culture and every level of society. No other sin...

  • Kate

    I took so long reading this book because I was reading on my 30 minute lunch breaks at work and honestly this book needs and deserves more time and attention than 30 minutes at a time. The beginning o...