Books

Catalogue



cover
0 

Title: Moment of Lift, The
Authors: Gates, Melinda
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 273
Year: 2019
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Language: English
Description: No, this is not an instruction manual for pilots learning to fly, but certainly is an introduction on how to go about changing the world by empowering women. Drawing on her experience over the last twenty years, and as co-chair of the world's largest philanthropic organisation, Melinda Gates writes compellingly about the world's most urgent humanitarian issues. From family planning and child marriage through to educating girls and women in the workplace, a combination of evidence and anecdote offers convincing first steps and solutions.

Thoughtful and down-to-earth, this is an encouraging manifesto for changing the world as well as the record of a personal journey undertaken by a committed global advocate.


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A well written book."

"This is a remarkable book in the way it is written; in the stories recounted and in its far-reaching range of influences."

"Simply written and very easy to read."

"Inspiring account by a woman who uses her talents and wealth to inform us of women's challenges."

"I was impressed when she referred to Marilyn Waring."

"Very informative and quite encouraging for betterment."

"Gates has the courage to expose the responsibility religions must take for the plight of women."

"While it's very interest, I did find it a little repetitive."
Categories: Non fiction, Community, Contemporary, Gender Issues, Human Rights, Inspirational, Medical/Health, Social commentary/perspectives, America, 2021 Titles

Reviews

[Please log in to write a review]

There are no on-line reviews yet.

Be the first to review "Moment of Lift, The"

 
The Book Discussion 
Scheme is a member of the Federation of Workers Educational Associations in Aotearoa New Zealand
BDS is a member of the Federation of Workers Educational Associations
Top