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The moment of lift : how empowering women changes the world / Melinda Gates.

By: Gates, Melinda, 1964-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2019Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: viii, 273 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781250313577 :; 1250313570.Subject(s): Feminism | Women -- Social conditions | Women -- Economic conditions | EqualityDDC classification: 305.42
Contents:
Introduction -- The lift of a great idea -- Empowering mothers: maternal and newborn health -- Every good thing: family planning -- Lifting their eyes: girls in schools -- The silent inequality: unpaid work -- When a girl has no voice: child marriage -- Seeing gender bias: women in agriculture -- Creating a new culture: women in the workplace -- Let your heart break: the lift of coming together -- Epilogue.
Summary: A timely call to action for women's empowerment by the influential co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation identifies the link between women's equality and societal health, sharing uplifting insights by international advocates in the fight against gender bias. --Publisher.
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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.

Introduction -- The lift of a great idea -- Empowering mothers: maternal and newborn health -- Every good thing: family planning -- Lifting their eyes: girls in schools -- The silent inequality: unpaid work -- When a girl has no voice: child marriage -- Seeing gender bias: women in agriculture -- Creating a new culture: women in the workplace -- Let your heart break: the lift of coming together -- Epilogue.

A timely call to action for women's empowerment by the influential co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation identifies the link between women's equality and societal health, sharing uplifting insights by international advocates in the fight against gender bias. --Publisher.

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THE DAMASCUS ROAD, by Jay Parini. (Doubleday, $27.95.) Parini, a poet, novelist and biographer whose previous books include a historical account of Jesus, here uses fiction to imagine the life and times of St. Paul and explore the early spread of Christianity. THE MOMENT OF LIFT: HOW EMPOWERING WOMEN CHANGES the world, by Melinda Gates. (Flatiron, $26.99.) Gates shares stories of the women she has met through her philanthropic work, and uses data to argue that strong women are essential to strong societies. "I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up," she writes. WHAT MY MOTHER AND I DON'T TALK ABOUT: FIFTEEN WRITERS break the silence, edited by Michele Filgate. (Simon & Schuster, $26.) Mother-child bonds are among our most intimate. But as these powerful essays attest, their evasions can be crucial. Contributors include Melissa Febos, Kiese Laymon, Leslie Jamison and more. SACRED LIBERTY: AMERICA'S LONG, BLOODY, AND ONGOING STRUGGLE FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, by Steven Waldman. (HarperOne, $28.99.) Religious freedom, enshrined in the First Amendment, is central to America's identity. Waldman shows how remarkable that is, and how tenuous. PERMISSION, by Saskia Vogel. (Coach House, paper, $17.95.) The grieving heroine of Vogel's debut novel turns for solace to the Los Angeles dominatrix scene, testing the boundaries of desire and power and personal freedom.
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