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The Moment of Lift

How Empowering Women Changes the World
Written by: Melinda Gates
Narrated by: Melinda Gates
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: History, World
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Publisher's Summary

For the last 20 years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission.

Her goal, as cochair of the Bill and 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 audiobook, 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 equality is the lever that lifts everything.

©2019 Melinda Gates (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Women uplifting...mind enhancement ...

must read for men.....from all backgrounds. I cried 6 to 7 times before I came to the end. Melinda gates.

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truely inspiring <br />

would recommend to all folks who want to bring a change In the society through women empowerment

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The link between Poverty and gender equality

A must read for every man. This book shows you how poverty can be tackled by equality mainly women empowerment. How gender bias affects every country and job sectors. How small steps like sharing the workload in our home and treating woman equally can improve our lives and society at large

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my first audio book experience

amazing book guys. we should read this book to understand and deepen our knowledge about women and the problems faced by women due to widespread discrimination which is global in nature. Malinda gates is wonderful narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-05-19

Such a Moment of Lift!

Thank you Melinda for giving me clarity of the kind of problems I want to solve and the kind of impact I want to bring to the world. I hope one day I can follow your path to build connection with other and lift them so that no one is left behind and forgotten.

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  • Tamuka Makotore
  • 07-07-19

Eye Opening!

Wow. What a great book it is! Came at a time when I've been witnessing how amazing my wife/mother of our new born is. Not that I've never respected women, but the amount of love, dedication she has put into raising our beloved son is second to none, and makes me honor women deeply. Reading this book and seeing my wife take care of our son makes me realise how much women aren't appreciated enough. This book has ignited in me the hunger and the desire to stand up for women and everyone marginalized. Thanks to my wife and Melinda for opening my eyes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-06-19

Inspiring, eye opening and heart breaking

I could’ve listened to another 70 hours of this book. Thank you for letting us feel you and the heroes of your stories. Truly heart warming. Please, keep going on with your mission and keep writing.

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  • Nazish
  • 09-05-19

Melinda Gates is a brilliant story teller


Thoroughly loved every bit of it. there wasn't a single moment when I wasn't fully engrossed into listening. Theres so much I am taking away and i am sure I will come back to it later again :)

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  • Zula
  • 09-09-19

Beautiful

This book told me and taught me many heartbreaking and hopeful stories about women. So beautiful and inspiring.

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  • Kenny Voong
  • 05-09-19

One of the best books I have ever read

I loved this book. It made me cry, smile and has taught me so much about compassion and women empowerment. I loved it so much that I finished it 5 days. I think everyone in the world should read this book.

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  • Gloria
  • 02-09-19

Inspiring is too smaller word.

I could not stop listening.
Absolutely brilliant and insightful. Really washed away any doubt that we all can assist in making a change. Thank you.

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  • Mrs
  • 27-08-19

Great thought provoking book but a bit long

I found her challenges to our accepted inequalities very interesting. However a bit verbose & think the length could have been halved. Still worth a listen

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  • NuckingFutz
  • 24-08-19

Amazing!

I had no expectations prior to listening to this book. However, I am so glad that I listened to it.

Such a great and powerful message that Melinda has given. Everyone should stop and take note of this and provide that Moment of Lift.

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  • Avin Taher
  • 12-08-19

Eye opener

It is an amazing book, and eye opener to the issues that face women globally and cultures behind them. the ideas for cultural shifts as solutions and living with in the societies to understand the roots of the issues should be implimented by all organizations that work with communities in-need.
Thank you Melinda Gates for beig a role model 💜

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  • E. Garcia
  • 05-08-19

Empowering

A mirror to womanhood and effect of empowering woman in society.
The vivid experiences portrayed in this book brought the realities, obstacles, prejudices, misconceptions that stifle our progress. Most importantly the vision of The Gates to empower woman with their philanthropic pursuit, that is helping many families. thank you 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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  • Renske
  • 13-07-19

Heartwrenching and inspiring

One of the most touching and inspirational books I’ve ever read. At times it felt as if my heart physically broke. I would recommend that everyone read this book irrespective of gender or age. It inspired me not to give in to pessimism and negativity but to focus on staying optimistic and positive as the foundation truly makes a difference and keeps on doing so. I have endless respect for both Bill and Melinda Gates who gives so much more than their wealth and expertise but their hearts as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-19

Some things everyone should know

Melinda Gates describes the many struggles of women and minorities around the world, some recognisable, others far away but painfully real. She brings an empathic and humble story, she recognizes her own flaws and biasses in the process. A must read/listen for every woman and maybe even more so for men.