I found The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates incredibly inspiring. Yes, she’s married to Bill Gates. Yes, she’s beyond incredibly rich. Yet – she’s down to earth and quite self-aware of her privileges and life.
Cover blurb – For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has been incredibly clear to her: if you want to lift up a society, you need to stop keeping women down.
The data on child marriage, gender equality in the workplace, access to contraceptives, etc is compelling – the key is women and their power to change the world. Gates writes with emotion and candor to show there’s opportunity to change the world. She’s done her research. When we lift others up, they lift us up too.
Her examples and statistics are stunning. I could quote page after page in this book. Read it and explore and think. So much can be done if we give women the keys. It’s stunning and empowering.
Melinda Gates should not be dismissed as just some rich woman with a hobby. She’s sincere and her money is being applied to very useful causes. It’s making a difference. Read and learn and think.
This can change the world! Wow and amen