Pan Macmillan India is thrilled to announce the publication of
THE MOMENT OF LIFT by Melinda Gates
In the age of #MeToo, a must-read for today’s new wave of feminists, as well as for anyone with an interest in equality and human lives
THE MOMENT OF LIFT
HOW EMPOWERING WOMEN CHANGES THE WORLD
by Melinda Gates
ISBN 9781529005509 | Trade Paperback | Rs 599
‘We need this message more than ever’ MALALA YOUSAFZAI
‘A beautiful and concise mission statement.’ TREVOR NOAH
‘An urgent call to courage.’ BRENE BROWN
‘A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms.’ TARA WESTOVER
MELINDA GATES is driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.
For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission.
Her goal, as co-chair 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.
Candid and inspiring, in The Moment of Lift, 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.
About the Author:
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. In 2015, Melinda created Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company that enables her to bring together other new and emerging strands of her advocacy and philanthropic work focused in the US. 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.