Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award 2019 and AudioFile Best Audiobooks of the Year 2019.
The right to:
Spend your own money. Go to school. Earn an income. Access contraceptives. Work outside the home. Walk outside the home. Choose whom to marry. Get a loan. Start a business. Own property. Divorce a husband. See a doctor. Drive a car.
All of these rights are denied to women in some parts of the world.
A Sunday Times best-selling 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.'
In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares the stories of the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world and the lessons she’s learned from them. 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.
When we lift others up, they lift us up, too. When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.
"When you lift up women, you lift up everybody - families, communities, entire countries...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...I've called Melinda an impatient optimist and that's what she delivers here - the urgency to tackle these problems and the unwavering belief that solving them is indeed possible." (Barack Obama)
"It is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever." (Malala Yousafzai)
"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 you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page." (Brené Brown, PdD, author of New York Times best seller Dare to Lead)
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I really loved. Inspiring and a must for everyone working to reduce inequalities in the world. Also, a must to inspire women around the world.
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ein lebendes Denkmal und Push für alle Frauen!
Grandioses Buch. Gehört in jedes Bücherregal und in die TOP 100 aller Bücher. Ein Denkmal für alle Menschen und Push für alle Frauen. Aber nicht nur Frauen sollten es lesen/hören. im Gegenteil: Mehr Männer als Frauen sollten das tun. Viele westliche Hörerinnen sollten wohl eher Demut und Dankbarkeit entwickeln. Für mich gilt das zuerst. Grandios, dass die Autorin das Buch selbst vorliest. Das zeigt ihr unfassbares Engagement für ihre Ziele. Die Stiftung wird mir immer ein Leuchtturm im karitativen Denken sein.
My second fantasy dinner guest
Melinda Gates speaks so intelligently of the origins and repercussions of basic problems facing humanity that it is riveting. Her balanced and deeply personal perspective is endearing, her humility inspiring.
I would love to make this book mandatory for my daughter and all women.
Melinda and her daughters will make an excellent addition as dinner guests when I invite Michelle Obama and her daughters over for Taco Tuesday in my fantasy world.