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Moment of Lift, The

Gates, Melinda

  21 Reviews

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.

Pages
273
Year
2019

Reviews

WHAKA 011
21-08-2023
This book generated lively discussion.
OPOTI 003
03-05-2023
It provided a really good discussion - a great book group book. Perhaps all men should read it!
HOKITIK 001
24-04-2023
Great discussion on world issues, gender issues, religion, wealth, and listening - as well as gossip about Melinda and Bill.
CHCH 336
21-09-2022
Subject matter amazing but the writing style detracted from the overall rating. Robust discussion.
TAKA 001
10-08-2022
Overall our members were impressed with how the Foundation went about its work and the importance of 'uplifting' women to 'uplift' a community as a whole.
CHCH 393
08-08-2022
An amazing book which offers many insights into perspectives on not only "our" world, but diverse groups. Great to see a N.Z mention about Marilyn Waring's contribution! A lot of discussion and a book to share with others.
NELS 002
18-07-2022
Enjoyable, and a great insight into the world of philanthropy.
AUCK 100
29-06-2022
The group felt it was a book that everyone should read, especially as the author worked with girls and women who live in 'the margins of society'.
AUCK 443
27-04-2022
Each member brought out important parts of the book which emphasised the principles governing how society can make changes for improvement in the culture of a nation's society, particularly for those living in the margins. When women's voices are included on an equal footing with men, and their visions see opportunities unseen by men, better business decisions can be made - resulting in better economic and scientific progress...In the epilogue she says that the supreme goal for humanity is not just equality, but connection - which ends the urge to push out the other...
WELL 206
01-11-2021
Enjoyed by most. Lifting women up to be equal in the poorer countries seemed to be the theme.
CHCH 194
30-10-2021
We found her achievements considerable as well as making us more aware of global issues that are too easily ignored.
NEWP 004
15-10-2021
This was interesting more than inspirational. We respect Melinda Gates' commitment to improving poverty in the world. As with all autobiographies it is biased, but she does appear honest.
MORRI 001
05-10-2021
All found this book very interesting, and an insight into what the Gates Foundation has achieved. Lots of inspiring passages in this book, and provoked a very interesting discussion on women's rights.
DUNED 058
22-09-2021
We had a great discussion about this book, even though we found it a bit disappointing in its content.
NELS 071
17-09-2021
We all enjoyed reading this book and had a very spirited discussion.
AUCK 224
25-06-2021
A very interesting read. Most thought it could be a bit shorter, as it seemed to be repetitive in places. Melinda did not brag, acknowledging her own flaws.
WELL 007
25-06-2021
We all enjoyed learning more about Melinda Gates and the Foundation. Some thought it was well-written but others didn't.
WELL 120
31-05-2021
We enjoyed the book. Did not find the questions useful, but had a good discussion.
CHCH 479
26-05-2021
A bit patronising to the reader although good works being done by the author. Could have been edited!
CHCH 064
16-04-2021
Most found it informative - a little repetitive but full of profound wisdom, and was uplifting. Excellent discussion.
TIMAR 019
15-03-2021
Our group very much enjoyed this book. We hope it raises global awareness in breaking down barriers for gender equality, and to empower and inspire women.