The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

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Pan Macmillan, Apr 16, 2020 - Equality - 288 pages
Hard-hitting and uplifting true stories of the women around the world facing extreme gender inequality who, when the wider community supports them to challenge the status quo, improve life for the whole of society.

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User Review  - Citizenjoyce - LibraryThing

This book is half an amazing story of the power of feminism philanthropy and half a Mickey Rooney - Judy Garland film. Hey kids, if we work together we can put on the play ourselves! Melinda Gates was ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaggieFlo - LibraryThing

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is an extremely uplifting narrative where Gates provides many examples of women at the margins of society are empowered to seek equality and respect. Gates and her ... Read full review

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Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the world, Melinda Gates has dedicated her life to achieving transformational improvements in the health and prosperity of families, communities and societies. Core to her work is empowering women and girls to help them realize their full potential. Melinda received a bachelor's degree from Duke and an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School. After joining Microsoft Corp. in 1987, she helped develop many of the company's multimedia products. In 1996, Melinda left Microsoft to focus on her philanthropic work and family. In 2015, Melinda created Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company that enables her to bring together new and emerging strands of her advocacy and philanthropic work focused in the US.

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