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Feminism Gone Global: Melinda Gates' The Moment of Lift

Melinda Gates’ new book The Moment of Lift is one of my new go-to recommendations. We are partnering with Seattle Arts & Lectures to sell books at her event at McCaw Hall, so I picked it up to find out what I’d be hearing. A few chapters in, I was thankful I did. Melinda’s book is well written and inspiring, honest and uplifting, heartbreaking and brutal.

Melinda writes how empowering women improves the quality of life of societies and cultures worldwide. Her point is that when women rise, everyone in a society is happier and more productive. She takes an anthropological approach, sharing anecdotes about women she has met in her numerous trips for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and personal accounts of the impact these trips made on herself ... continued