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The Moment of Lift

How Empowering Women Changes the World

By Melinda Gates
13-minute read
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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift (2019) relates the journey that Melinda Gates embarked upon to help empower women all around the world. Whether through stories of people she met via her charitable work or from experiences recounted by others, this part-memoir, part-call-to-action explores the myriad social and economic issues women and girls face on a daily basis. But while many of these hurdles seem insurmountable, only by overcoming them can humanity as a whole move forward to a more egalitarian and just future.

  • Women who want to learn more about gender issues
  • Men looking to understand the hardships faced by women
  • Curious minds interested in the links between poverty, gender and inequality

Melinda Gates is a philanthropist, businesswoman and global advocate for women. After rising through the ranks at Microsoft and marrying Bill Gates, she founded and currently co-chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation. In addition to its work promoting gender equality, the foundation also focuses on reducing poverty and widening access to healthcare around the world.

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