The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

Written by:
Melinda French Gates
Narrated by:
Melinda French Gates

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2019
8 hours 9 minutes
**One of AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2019**


Now with a new afterword!

How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings—and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.

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 become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift society up, you need to stop keeping women down.

In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book—to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.”

Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention—from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world—and ourselves.

Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.

When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

“The Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.” — Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead

“Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever.”— Malala Yousafzai

'Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms.' — Tara Westover, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller EDUCATED
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Gabriella S.

Excellent read. Will listen to again. Great insights and learned a lot from her experience and about the Foundation’s philosophy and practices. Highly recommend to others.

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Interesting read and ability to give back to the community was great.

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Carlene D.

I never thought much about Melinda Gates before except to think that she’s a wealthy woman married to Bill. After listening to this book, I LOVE what she is doing with her life and respect her moral courage and ethical commitment to women in the world. She’s my new hero.

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Highly inappropriate for a 12 year old. I wish there was a a was to to delete purchased or wished books.

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